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Flinders Street Station designs revealed

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Six shortlisted designs have been unveiled for the redesign of Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station Design Competition with Victorian Premier Denis Napthine launching a People’s Choice component of the competition to help decide the successful design. </span> <p>“From today everyone can inspect the designs and cast their vote. I encourage all Victorians to participate and I think they will be excited by what they see,” Dr Napthine said.</p><p>“From the very beginning, the Victorian Coalition Government aimed to run a competition that encompassed not just Australian designs, but the best ideas from around the world to restore and reinvigorate the whole 4.7 hectare station precinct.</p><p>“All six of these fantastic designs re-imagine Flinders Street as more than just a station they are visions for a whole new riverside precinct for Melbourne.</p><p>“They are, each in their own way, bold statements that challenge us to think of Flinders Street as an integrated part of Melbourne and its surrounding areas, such as Federation Square, Southbank and the Arts Precinct.</p><p>“Importantly, these designs also protect what we love about Flinders Street Station. The existing building is one of Melbourne and Victoria’s most recognisable landmarks and the Government is committed to its preservation.</p><p>“At the same time, we need to consider designs that improve the transport function of the station and we will be asking people to take this into consideration when voting for the People’s Choice Award,” Dr Napthine said.</p><p>Minister for Major Projects David Hodgett said the People’s Choice Award voting was a unique opportunity for people to get involved in the design competition.</p><p>“We want people to think about all aspects of the designs – this is more than a beauty contest,” Mr Hodgett said.</p><p>“The public will see the same plans, images, videos and material that have been provided to competition jury so they can make an informed decision for the People’s Choice Award.</p><p>“This award is also about hearing what the community thinks is important for Flinders Street. Feedback gathered through the voting will be used to develop and refine future plans for the station,” Mr Hodgett said.<br />The shortlisted contestants are:</p><p>&bull Ashton Raggatt McDougall (Melbourne)<br />&bull John Wardle Architects + Grimshaw (Australia and UK)<br />&bull HASSELL + Herzog &amp de Meuron (Melbourne and Switzerland)<br />&bull NH Architecture (Melbourne)<br />&bull Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina (Columbia via University of Melbourne) and<br />&bull Zaha Hadid Architecture &amp BVN Architecture (UK and Melbourne).</p><p>The People’s Choice Award runs from Tuesday 23 July until Monday 5 August.</p><p>To vote visit: <a href=""><strong></strong> </a></p>