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A Look at Herzog & de Meuron's Stunning New Railway Hub

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Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have beat out a legion of fellow starchitects, including superstar Zaha Hadid, in a competition to redesign Australia's legendary Flinders Street railway station. The Melbourne rail terminal was the first on the continent and the most highly trafficked in the world in the late 1920s, but has since fallen into a regrettable state of disrepair. The Herzog & de Meuron plan calls for restoring the historic terminal building and the addition of translucent archways to shelter the trains and platforms. An outdoor concert venue, overlooking the Yarra River, is integrated into the rear of the structure. None of this, of course, is yet built, and the Victorian Government could take up to two years to determine whether to move forward on the plan, but Herzog & de Meuron took home the $500K prize yesterday. · Herzog & de Meuron and Hassell triumph
in Melbourne station competition [Dezeen]
· All Herzog & de Meuron coverage [Curbed National]
· All Zaha Hadid coverage [Curbed National]