Grimshaw Architects – Southern Cross Railway Station

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Ernesto Fuentes Blog Post #8

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The Southern Cross Railway Station is a transport structure designed by the Grimshaw Architects. It is a railway station that is located in Docklands, Melbourne. The complex has a shopping outlet underneath, and attracted over 17 million passenger movements as recently as 2013.

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The railway was originally opened as Spencer Street Station in 1859, but received its most recent and final remodeling from the Grimshaw Architects in 2002, and completed in 2006. The Grimshaw Architects designed an innovative design which features an open building design, an undulating roof, a new entrance and concourse on Collins Street, a new coach interchange, and a shopping complex with restaurants and bars.

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After a tricky development where there were delays, and over-budget spending of over 200 million, it eventually was awarded the Royals Institute of British Architects’ Lubetkin Prize for most outstanding building outside the European Union.

Ernesto Fuentes Blog Post #8

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