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    Design competition seeks to revitalise Victorian railway station

    Nicholas Rider

    Registered Australian architects and urban designers are invited to take part in a design competition for a renewed Frankston Railway Station.

    In 2015, the Victorian government announced Frankston Railway Station would undergo a $50 million upgrade to transform it into a “state-of-the-art” transport hub.

    The national design competition is seeking a vision to revitalise the Frankston Station precinct, improve the amenity for all who use the station, and to create a new ‘gateway’ for Frankston.

    The design vision for Frankston Station includes:

    • a high quality architectural and urban design proposition for the site
    • a robust, high quality public realm that promotes pedestrian activity, uplifts connectivity, integrates the precinct into Frankston, and promotes an active public place between the station and its surroundings
    • a design solution that encourages civic pride and community ownership
    • consideration of innovative solutions and other opportunities to add value to the project
    • a design with a suitable, buildable new Phase 1 Frankston Station

    Jointly conducted by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), the competition will consist of two stages. Stage one is an open anonymous competition, where a jury will select five finalists to proceed to stage two. A winner will be selected from the stage two finalists and engaged as the architect for Phase 1 of the new Frankston Station.

    Entries for stage one close 18 November 2016. For further information click here

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