The World Architecture Festival (WAF) shortlist has been announced and we are very proud to be part of the 2023 festival with Metro Tunnel Project in the Future Projects Infrastructure category. Currently under construction, twin nine-kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations will connect Melbourne’s northwest and southeast districts, transforming the way people move around the city and improve access to key landmarks and destinations.
The concept is centred around ‘Open Metro’, where the public realm is connected into the stations via daylight, natural ventilation, sightlines, and intuitive wayfinding which is combined with unique loose fit ceiling systems with a bold ’Melbourne’ colouration and rhythm. The fitout incorporates bespoke super-sized precision engineered objects; these organise and contain all the functional devices required in a 21st century metro.
The station entrances are individually characterised by utilising the materiality of their locality, with each design establishing clearly defined volumes showcasing the civil engineering below.
Congratuations to the design team: Melbourne’s five new Metro Tunnel stations is a world-class collaboration between leading international design practices Hassell, Weston Williamson + Partners, and RSHP, as part of the CYP Joint Venture comprising Bouygues Construction, John Holland, and Lendlease Melbourne Metro.
We will look forward to presenting Metro Tunnel Project live in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands during the WAF festival. In the meantime, stay tuned for more details and updates on this exciting project.