The Melbourne Convention Centre and adjacent Hilton Hotel, were designed by Joint Venture Architects Woods Bagot and NHArchitecture for the Plenary Group Consortium.
Forming part of an AUD 1 billion integrated mixed-use development, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is pivotal to the evolving growth of the city. Strategically located in Southbank at the bend in the Yarra River, the development completes the vision for the precinct established 20 years ago.
Triangular-shaped to reflect Melbourne’s three primary urban axis, the building - through it’s shimmering northern glass wall - publicly reveals the activity and life of the building inside.
At its hub is a large flexible multifunction Plenary Hall with seating for 5,000 patrons. Fan shaped in plan and column free, the space can be subdivided into different sized rooms depending on the size or type of function.
Surrounding this hall is a 6,500m2 main foyer with integrated links to the existing Exhibition Centre.
Other key features include:- 2,500m2 Banquet Hall that can be subdivided - 6,500m2 of meeting rooms with 10 metre wide pre-function foyers working as further exhibition spaces as required - 2,400m2 commercial kitchen serving both the Convention Centre and the Hotel.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre was awarded a 6 Star Green Star - Convention Centre Design PILOT Certified Rating, which recognised the project as a ‘World Leader’ in sustainable design.
This precinct development also includes Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, a 5 star rated 19 storey building with nominal 1,600m2 floorplates, comprising 364 rooms and 32 serviced apartments, with ground floor retail, an executive lounge and gym among many other world class facilities.
Interior Design Excellence Awards- Institutional winner- Highly commended, sustainable project
Australian Institute of Architects Awards- National Award for Public Architecture- Victorian Architecture Medal- William Wardell Award for Public Architecture- Sustainable Architecture Award- Steel Architecture Award- Melbourne Prize
Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA)
Interior Design Awards Australia- Best of State, Commercial Design- Public Design
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)- National Environmental Excellence Award- Victorian Environmental Excellence Award
Australian Property InstitutePresident's Award
Australian Property Institute Excellence in Property AwardsInvesta Environmental Development Award
BPN Sustainability AwardOverall Winner
Banksia Award for Built Environment
IMEX Green Supplier AwardsGold Award
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