Genton Architecture has been announced as the winner of the Frankston Station redesign competition, with a floating screen structure that draws inspiration from the beach.
The design was chosen from nearly 40 entries and captures the costal feeling of the suburb.
The new station will be safer, more accessible and more user-friendly. It will be a true gateway to the Peninsula, and a place the community can be proud of.
“The design integrates the station with the surrounding public domain through a continuous beach inspired landscape terrain that extends right up to the platform to create a unique sense of arrival,” the studio says. “The design proposes a canopy and screen that provides scale and presence to define a new civic space for the city that will be safe and secure.
“The ephemeral nature of the screen floats above the platform, providing shelter and passenger comfort by allowing natural ventilation and sunlight to reach the platform so it will be light and airy. The translucent screen also defines an iconic form for Frankston and creates a backdrop for projects, community events and festivals.”
“The design elevates the screen to allow visibility between Young Street and Fletcher Road that will link the education and recreation precincts to the east with the retail, commercial and administration activities on the beachside.”
Rebuilding Frankston station is the centrepiece project of the Victorian Government’s $63 million investment in the redevelopment of the Frankston station precinct, which includes major improvements to Young Street between Wells and Beach streets.
The redevelopment will be a further catalyst for the transformation of the area into a modern, safe and thriving place of business and activity.
Construction of the new station will begin later this year, with work to improve Young Street already well underway. That work will deliver a new bus interchange, wider footpaths, fresh landscaping, and road improvements to reduce congestion.
More information on the design will be available at the Frankston Revitalisation Hub opposite the station, and online.
Renders courtesy Genton Architecture.