Southern Cross Station
In assocation - Grimshaw Architects
|People:||Budget: $330 Million|
A total redevelopment of the former Spencer Street Railway
Station and surrounding precinct. The soaring roof allows
excellent visual connection from the Collins Street Concourse
through to the Bourke Street Bridge Concourse and engages
Spencer Street with the use of an expansive glazed facade.
Advanced pedestrian flow modeling integrated with the redesign
of the concourse and pedestrian paths complements the visual
connection by promoting seamless passenger transfer and
The undulating roof not only captures the imagination - the peak
of each roof vault is designed with integrated louvres to promote
natural ventilation of exhaust fumes and airborne particulates.
The adjacent 30,000m2 West End Plaza Retail development
provides a 30 bay Bus Interchange, and an 800 space car park
to service suburban and country Victoria rail passengers, and a
3,000sqm supermarket and mixed retail outlets. The scheme also
allows for a proposed future office tower.