Lilydale and Mooroolbark Railway Stations | BKK Architects, Kyriacou Architects, Jacobs, ASPECT Studios

Lilydale and Mooroolbark Railway Stations | BKK Architects, Kyriacou Architects, Jacobs, ASPECT Studios | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Lilydale and Mooroolbark Railway Stations | BKK Architects, Kyriacou Architects, Jacobs, ASPECT Studios

Traditional Land Owners
Wurundjeri
Year
2023
Chapter

Victoria

Category
Public Architecture
The Dimity Reed Melbourne Prize (VIC)
Urban Design
Builder
Laing O’Rourke
Photographer
Peter Bennetts
Project summary

BKK Architects, Kyriacou Architects, Jacobs and ASPECT Studios have delivered two new railway stations for the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project, replacing existing ones at Lilydale and Mooroolbark. Both level crossings are replaced by elevated railway lines and stations.

Both achieved a 5-Star design rating using the Green Star Railway Stations tool.
Architecturally, the stations are siblings. Both are clad in zinc and locally sourced Coldstream mud stone – natural materials in counterpoint to the massive infrastructure of the viaducts and supports.

We also delivered a multi-deck station carpark at Mooroolbark.

Both stations have distinctive towers as urban markers. Lilydale’s is a 27m beacon topped with Wind of Lilydale, a spectacular commission by Turkish-American digital artist Refik Anadol.

The glass screens in Mooroolbark’s bus bay feature a commissioned graphic by Melbourne designer Jordan Rowe with historic local images.

The architecture team coordinated all disciplines using a federated 360-degree BIM model.

2023
Victorian Architecture Awards Accolades
Shortlist – Public Architecture
Shortlist – Urban Design
Victorian Jury Presentation

The Level Crossing Removal Project’s new Mooroolbark and Lilydale stations have significantly improved safety, accessibility and comfort for the community.

Delivered in conjunction with removal of the dangerous and congested nearby level crossings, the new stations provide 70% canopy coverage of platforms, lifts, stairs, better lighting and CCTV cameras.

Drawing on insights from extensive community consultation, the station designs link to the area’s history through an earthy palette, use of Victorian-quarried sandstone and replicating elements of historical nearby trestle bridge columns.

The designs maximise active transport connections in both precincts and include new open spaces for the community to enjoy.

Project Practice Team

Abe Garrity, team member
Adam Kiekebosch, team member
Akash Saxena, team member
Alistair Hutson, team member
Amil Alhasan, team member
Andrew Hancock, team member
Ayrine Kwan, team member
Bhaven Raval, team member
Brandon Lok Ok Choo, team member
Euway Gan, team member
Gary Kyriacou, team member
George Huon, team member
Harsh Balooni, team member
Hector Jonges, team member
Jil Raleigh, team member
Jordan Bell, team member
Kai Zhu, team member
Kelvin Chai, team member
Lauren Dornau, team member
Maki Robinson, team member
Marc Sullivan, team member
Marie DoRosario, team member
Mario de Bem, team member
Missy Saleeba, team member
Mohammed Kadan, team member
Naresh Kumar, team member
Nico Kelly, team member
Paul Pitcher, team member
Richard Grocke, team member
Richie Kang, team member
Rodrigo Rojas, team member
Simon Batchelder, team member
Simon Knott, team member
Tim Black, team member
Tom Roberts, team member
Troy Thirlwell, team member
Vasili Zhelezniakov, team member
Ved Hardikar, team member
Vincent Yang, team member
Yash Pathak, team member

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Jacobs, Civil Consultant
Jacobs, Civil roads, drainage, signals
Jacobs, ESD Consultant
Jacobs, Services Consultant
Jacobs, Structural Engineer
Kym Irvine, DDA
Philip Chun, Building Surveyor
PTV, signage
RED fire engineers, Fire engineers

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Lilydale and Mooroolbark Railway Stations | BKK Architects, Kyriacou Architects, Jacobs, ASPECT Studios | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

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