Melbourne Convention Centre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Completed on time and on budget, the Melbourne Convention Centre is recognised as an architectural triumph.

It has won myriad design and infrastructure awards including the National Architecture Award and the Victorian Architecture Medal. With a 6 Star Green Star Design rating it is also one of the greenest convention centres in the world.

Created to increase Melbourne’s business tourism market, the centre facilitated the urban renewal of a former industrial site into an active business tourism and lifestyle precinct.

It remains one of the finest examples of value-capture in global PPP infrastructure markets, attracting a more than A$1 billion investment in a five-star hotel and a mixed use development of some 100,000 square metres.

The centrepiece is a 5,500 seat plenary hall which is able to separate into three smaller functional plenary halls of 1,500 and 2,500.

The hall is celebrated as a ‘building within a building’, wrapped by 8,800 square metres of public foyer and event space, and 7,300 square metres of banquet and meeting rooms.