Flinders Street Station Design Competition

 
  footscrazy Station Master

http://vote.majorprojects.vic.gov.au

Zaha Haddad's gets my vote, just cos it looks out there, retains views to the original structure and addresses Melbourne Metro.

Please discuss ad nauseam...

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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
http://vote.majorprojects.vic.gov.au

Zaha Haddad's gets my vote, just cos it looks out there, retains views to the original structure and addresses Melbourne Metro.

Please discuss ad nauseam...
footscrazy

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1848981.htm#1848981
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Is it a competition to see whether Flinders Street can be a bigger disaster and money-waster than Southern Cross/Spencer Street?
  shrekman Junior Train Controller

Location: E.R.D.
Wasn't one of the hurdles of getting anything done to Flinders St the heritage listing? Even repairing the broken tiles in the subways was put down as too hard.  Now along come these pie in the sky designs, that have half of them replacing the canopies that are supposed to be heritage listed. Of course, none of these designs will ever be built, with the politicians already stating that no funding is in place for this build for at least 10 years!! But at least it means they can say they did something about the decay of the station, yep, wasted millions on a design competition instead of repairing what is an embarrassment to Melbourne.Mad
  tom9876543 Train Controller

"Heritage Listing" is a disaster because it has gone too far.
This applies in general, not just to railway infrastructure.

In general, when you have 10 examples of an architectural design heritage listed, that is enough.
As an example, if there is a street / area with houses built in the 1890, preserve 10 of the houses and let the rest be demolished for new development.

I agree the Flinders St Station BUILDING should be preserved and incorporated into any new design.
That is because it is iconic, and obviously there aren't 10 of them.
However, a heritage listing of the platforms is pathetic, stupid and a total waste of time.

What should simply happen is a video record of the current platforms is made. And photos. Plus any architectural drawings.
It is not hard to make a video, gunzels would do it for free. It can be put on youtube.
This provides a documented history of the building.
There should be enough information, that it is theoretically possible to rebuild the station with today's design.

When that criteria has been met, there is no need to physically preserve the platforms, and they can be destroyed and rebuilt to a more modern design.
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
as a Tasmanian that visits Melbourne often, I like Flinders the way it is!
  bramt Deputy Commissioner

What restrictions do the heritage overlay put on the platforms, specifically?
  TedHanson Junior Train Controller

It's a competition for the gullible, especially those who get their views from the HUN. Wasting a few million in order to give the impression that something is actually being improved is money well spent on those whose minds are easily manipulated. Of course, the money could have better spent on new tiles in the Elizabeth Street subway, fixing leaks that have existed for fifty years or more in that and the Degraves Street subway or turning the FS Metro info centre into something useful, like another Hub.