Frankston is one step closer to its new look station, with five architects chosen to present their vision for its transformation.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke joined the finalists today at the Frankston Revitalisation Hub to view their designs.
The Frankston Station design competition has generated a lot of interest, with a total of 39 architects submitting their vision for the new precinct.
A jury chaired by Victorian Government Architect Jill Garner has selected five architects from this group to now work with experts to produce a more detailed design concept.
The finalists include:
- Luke Farrugia and Andrew Shaper – both young practitioners on the central coast of New South Wales
- Grimshaw – a large international practice with a Melbourne office
- Genton – a mid-sized Melbourne practice
- Cullinan Ivanov – a mid-sized Sydney practice
- Supermanouvre – a young international architecture and innovation practice based in Sydney.
The winner and preferred design will be announced in March 2017, with construction starting in late 2017. The successful architect will be assigned the role of Project Architect for the station rebuild.
Rebuilding Frankston station is at the heart of the Andrews Labor Government’s $63 million transformation of the Frankston station precinct.
Work is already underway to give Young Street a much-needed facelift, creating safer and easier access for local residents and pedestrians to the station. These improvement works are expected to be complete by April 2017.
Locals can see the five designs on display at the Frankston Project Hub on the corner of Young and Balmoral streets, opposite the station, and online at .
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“We’re rebuilding Frankston Station to make it bigger and better than ever before – and we’re doing it with the help of the local community and the best architectural minds from across the country.”
“I want to congratulate the finalists for making it this far, and wish them luck for the final stage of this exciting competition.”
Quote attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“We’re another step closer to redeveloping the precinct and making it a place our community can be proud of.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020