A slim rectangular building, the ‘Yardmasters building’, that houses the operational offices of Melbourne’s Southern cross railway station.
Designed from Australian architecture studio mcbride charles ryan, in between a multitude of outbound and inbound tracks, the design stands intentionally in contrast with its industrious environment.
The result of an extensive study and consultation with its users and their representatives,
the design process put its primary precedence in a successful organization and layout of programs: simple in circulation, the building accommodates the majority of its offices on the second and third floor, locker rooms and a gym on the first, and facilities for maintenance and cleaning on the ground level.
Wrapped in a jewel-like shell, the exterior facade features a repeating pattern finished in
a metallic material with a light sheen.
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