The world’s first 6 Star Green Star convention centre opens in Melbourne
With the opening of the Convention Centre, Melbourne has become home to the most advanced exhibition and convention space in the Southern Hemisphere and one of most impressive architectural and environmental buildings in the nation. The building reveals a number of design ideas which make it a leading project in contemporary world architecture.
An innovative design concept by NHArchitecture and Woods Bagot deliberately sets out to turn traditional convention centre design inside out and delivers a building that is distinctive and worthy of its prime riverfront location in the South Wharf precinct, not just a venue for large conventions.
It is the first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star environmental rating, making it one of the greenest large structures in the world.
Its revolutionary design and advanced technology makes it one of the first convention centres of this scale to have its 5000 seat plenary hall equipped to accommodate flat and tiered seating at the touch of a button or be subdividable into two or three smaller auditoriums.