The proposal integrates the station with the surrounding precincts that have grown up around it, providing better linkages between the CBD and the Yarra River.
The proposal respects the linear nature and use of the site (East – West) as a strong marker and element between the city grid and the river. The laneway and movement patterns from the city, station to public transport and river are intertwined and connected.
We provide significant civic space while allowing for a distinctive and memorable architectural outcome with a variety of uses.
We create public amenity of the highest order and celebrate the architectural and urban qualities of the city with a distinguished and innovative design that enlivens the urban realm.
We provide universal and diverse access opportunities from north to south. Historic views are maintained, and although our concept extends beyond the site boundary, the overall and integrated ideas operate and fully function regardless of these installations.
Greater activation to the immediate west and western end of the site improves the northern and southern transit routes with the introduction of an open public access way through the Banana Alley Vaults and the new Welcome Place public space in front of the Immigration Museum.