Finalist 2019

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Expansion

NH Architecture and Woods Bagot / Plenary Group / Probuild Constructions

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and South Wharf Expansion Project consolidates and completes the South Wharf precinct.

The masterplan is a collective of three key components: the MCEC Expansion boasting an additional 9,000m2 of unencumbered Exhibition Space, and a series of Banquet, Meeting and Hospitality spaces; a multi-deck Car Park; and a 4-star Hotel.

A new Pedestrian Link within the carpark provides a public connection from the southern Fisherman’s Bend Precinct through to the Yarra River, forming part of an overall upgrade of the public realm, access and links in the precinct.

Design Excellence

The fully realised Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre precinct memorably demonstrates the typology’s best: at a global level it invites world-scale conventions and exhibitions and at the same time connects with its city and includes local content and culture.

Design Impact

Holding its own as public architecture, it captures an image of Melbourne as a centre for international commerce, ideas and conferencing, and as a public centre of entertainment.

Design Transformation

Whether for a one-hour meeting or a three-day conference, the visitor experience is cohesive and feels part of the Melbourne culture.

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Gresley Abas Architects / Gregory Burgess Architects / REALM studios / Connor Pincus Group / Wyndham City

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Base Cabin

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