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Project Name: SICEEP – Sydney International Convention, Exhibition & Entertainment Precinct
Designed By: LMN, FJMT, Architectus & Aspect Landscape Architects
Building Type: Entertainment / retail / commercial / residential / hotel
Location: Sydney (Darling Harbour), NSW, Australia
Stage: Tender / competition
Budget: $1 Billion
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Architectus team leader for exhibition building sector
- Precinct wide building information modelling manager – coordinate Revit models with consultants, export models for use with CostX & manage Revit model quality & accuracy controls
- Design & documentation team member
The NSW Government’s vision for Darling Harbour is to remain a magnet for Sydney-siders as well as national and international visitors. Darling Harbour already attracts about 25 million visitors a year and is home to the State’s lucrative convention and exhibition industry.
However, Sydney needed to respond to the substantial improvement in the standard of equivalent facilities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific if The City of Sydney were to compete as an internationally recognised venue. This meant new world-class, contemporary facilities needed to be created.
The Brookfield Multiplex consortium were one of two finalist consortia bidding for the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition & Entertainment Precinct. The development was to consist of;
- An upmarket replacement for the Entertainment Centre with seating for at least 8000 people, 2000 less than the existing venue
- An increase in size of the Exhibition Centre from 25,000 square metres to 40,000 square metres making it Australia’s largest exhibition space
- A convention hall with capacity for more than 10,000 people which can host multiple events simultaneously making it the biggest such facility in the country
- Dedicated banqueting facilities for 2000 people, almost double the current capacity
- A hotel with at least 300 rooms
The existing facilities will be closed for three years while they are expanded or replaced under the $1 billion upgrade.
This consortium was a short-listed finalist in its associated design competition.
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