Melbourne Convention Centre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Completed on time and on budget, the facility is recognised as an architectural triumph in melbourne and is regarded as one of the greenest convention centres in the world. the centre has won a myriad of design and infrastructure awards including the esteemed National Architecture award and the victorian architecture medal.
Created to increase Melbourne’s business tourism market, the facility stimulated the urban renewal of this previously rundown precinct.
It remains one of the finest examples of value capture in global PPP infrastructure markets, attracting more than A$1 billion of investment in a five-star hotel and a mixed use development of some 100,000m2.
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 project celebrates the plenary hall as a building within a building, virtually wrapped by 8,800m2 of public foyer and event space and supported by 7,300m2 of banquet and meeting rooms.