July 24th, 2013
Episode 287 of 346 episodes
Joining us tonight to discuss Flinders Street Station and the launch of the people’s choice for the Flinders Street Station competition is Jenny Davies, author ofBeyond the Facade. The shortlisted entries are now open to the public for the people’s choice award, votes are open now until Monday 5 August 2013 - vote here -http://voteflindersst.com.au. The shortlisted submissions were fromAshton Raggatt McDougall (Melbourne), John Wardle Architects + Grimshaw (Australia and UK), HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron (Melbourne and Switzerland), NH Architecture (Melbourne), Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina (Colombia via University of Melbourne), Zaha Hadid Architecture & BVN Architecture (UK and Melbourne). Ashton Raggatt McDougall - "Our scheme provides a new school in the iconic old building; brand new connections to platforms, city, and river; the riverwalk wanders over water and under a green roof ecology for plants and birds." HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron: "Our proposal respects the heritage, improves all aspects of the transport hub, and underscores its central civic nature with new cultural and public functions for all residents and visitors to Melbourne." John Wardle Architects + Grimshaw:The station is an ensemble, each part precisely considerate of its place in the city. Its theatrical nature is amplified by the stitching of city to river. Landscape, bridges and vaults are the threads. Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina:A courtyard within a station is an urban vision that respectfully embraces the site heritage whilst meeting the demands of a modern train station. It is a project for the people where a new urban forest will become the true heart of Melbourne. Zaha Hadid Architecture & BVN Architecture:Our proposal weaves together the history of the station with a potent new form creating a new public place for the future, resolving the functional challenges and celebrating the grandeur of travel. NH Architecture:NH Architecture’s proposal connects Flinders Street Station to a new future through elements drawn from the memory of this city’s citizens…our collective Melbourne-ness. OTHER EVENTS The Dream the World Awake Exhibitionopens at the RMIT Design Hub on now until 5 October. This is a major retrospective of the work of internationally acclaimed Belgian designer and fashion maverick Walter Van Beirendonck. -http://www.designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-and-programs/current/box4.html Peter DavidsonExhibition on at Daine Singer gallery until 24 August -http://www.dainesinger.com/category/current-exhibition Melbourne Open Househappens this weekend with heaps of great buildings to see -http://www.openhousemelbourne.org.