A Space for the Future
A Green Star Centre: In achieving a six star Green Star design rating the MCEC has set a new benchmark in the delivery of sustainable buildings and particular Convention Centres worldwide.
Zinc-clad Roof: The large roof soffits are clad in black zinc to define the triangular form of the building.
One-of-a-Kind Foyer: The entire foyer floor has individually coded vitrified ceramic tiles on a 600x600 grid including stainless steel service access tiles, below which is an incorporated in-floor hydronic heating coil system for both hot and cold water.
A Flexible Space: The Planery Hall is a completely flexible space able to operate in nine different modes.
‘Pineapple’ Wall: The design of the panelled ‘Pineapple’ wall was carefully calculates to allow for a positive and negative alignment of five triangulated profiles creating the troughs and peaks of the circumference.
Covered Public Space: The 40m southern cantilever from the building façade line provides a covered public space for external exhibitions.
Modern Illusion: Framing the Banquet Hall entrance, the wall lights are finished in black zinc paint producing the illusion that the façade enters the building through the skylight above.
Incredible Views: Expansive glass façade provides incredible views and allows a high degree of diffused natural light with spectrally selective glass.
A Prime Civic Presence: On a bend in the river, the MCEC commands a prime civic presence, at the crucial intersection of old city, newly activated Southbank and future Docklands expansion.
‘Hit and Miss’ Pattern: The vertical faced of the Hilton Southwharf is articulated in a ‘hit and miss’ pattern to accentuate the change of light over the course of the day.