Beyond transport: opening a city to new possibilities
The existing Frankston Railway Station was not serving its growing community – with outdated infrastructure effectively dividing the city in two. The Victorian Government, as part of its $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment, held an international design competition for the station’s design.
Frankston see the new station as a catalyst and crucial first step in the longer term reclamation of the urban void caused by the current rail infrastructure that separates the city of Frankston into two. The city of Frankston needed to be reunited through a chain of new, diverse and positive public spaces that enhance people connections.
We partnered with international innovators and design lead, supermanoeuvre for the competition, with a focus on integrating the station design into its public realm. We extended the accessibility of the design and created options for new civic spaces and affordable housing beyond the station itself.
Metres SquaredSingle Storey Station Building
SQMPlatforms and Public Domain
supermanoeuvre (lead / Design architect)
Atelier Ten (Environmental)
McKenzie Group (Building Surveying)
Moris Goding (Accessibility)
National runner-up, Stage 2, Frankston Station Design Competition (2017)
Building upon existing street alignments, the project constructs a robust urban structure that embraces and unites east to west beneath the train-tracks; and north to south along a rejuvenated Young Street to form a pedestrian focussed boulevard.
The scheme presented here, combines a vibrant chain of new and diverse public spaces and enhanced pedestrian connections with a dramatic yet efficient transportation spine with an iconic entry gateway spanning an unblocked Station Street, to provide a new identity and focal point for the city.
Reinforcing the key urban and architectural moves, the landscape design strategy is directed towards the creation
of a series of vibrant new public spaces that are connected yet richly distinct in character and use.