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Your Guide
Welcome to the spectacular Melbourne Convention Centre, one of
the most advanced and versatile convention centres in the world.

This guide will identify many of the exceptional features that
                                                                     The Melbourne Convention Centre
help make this convention centre a truly unique and                    Is the focus of the emerging inner-city South Wharf precinct,
revolutionary building.                                                a visionary and dynamic space that completes Melbourne’s
                                                                       extensive redevelopment along the Yarra River.
For example, it’s the only convention centre in the world with
a ‘6 Star Green Star’ environmental rating and sets a new              Is fully integrated with the exhibition centre to be the largest

benchmark for integrated design, convention versatility,               and most versatile convention and exhibition centre in Australia.

technology and delegate comfort.                                       Is the first convention centre in the world with a ‘6 Star
As you explore the Melbourne Convention Centre you can use this        Green Star’ environmental rating.
guide to identify and learn more about some of the specific design     Was designed by joint venture architects Woods Bagot
features of this extraordinary venue.                                  and NH Architecture.
Green Design
   Only 56 Spotted Gum trees from a sustainable Australian plantation were used to cover 8500 square metres
   of veneer panelling in the plenary, foyer and grand banquet room.
   The convention centre has a unique air conditioning system that uses low level air delivery and high level air
   exhaust in the plenary and foyer areas to provide effective air flow with low energy consumption.
   The 18 metre glass façade provides high levels of natural light to the foyer and pre-function spaces reducing
   the need for artificial light.
   The convention centre has a black water treatment plant which treats wastewater, rainwater and stormwater
   to Grade A quality for re-use in the building.




Ground Floor Foyer
   The maritime history of the area is represented
   by the colour orange featured throughout the centre.
   This colour was used to paint the hulls of ships.
   The floor pattern uses six different colour tiles
   to represent the tidal flow of the Yarra River.
   The staircase screens are made from perforated
   aluminium sheets.
   Boasts an 18 metre high glass façade fronting the
   Yarra River with views all the way to Federation Square.
   Accommodates 8400 guests.


Ground Floor
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Levels 1 and 2
Meeting Rooms
   The centre has 32 meeting rooms of various sizes
   and configurations.

   All rooms feature state-of-the-art in-built technology
   and audio visual equipment.

   The floor and ceiling design features an indigenous
   plant pattern to symbolise the native flora of
   Melbourne, and evokes the root systems of our bush
   and grasslands.

Grand Banquet Room
   The entry wall colour is Sun Yellow, a vibrant and
   welcoming colour representing the rising sun over
   the Yarra River.

   The rose pattern on the carpet represents
   Melbourne’s public gardens and the roses in full
   bloom during the Spring Racing Carnival.

   Seats 1500 guests for gala events.

   Can be divided into two smaller rooms.




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Plenary
Plenary                                                            Gala seating
   Seats 5553 people with unobstructed views for                       There are two tiers of fixed seating and a lower
   everyone – a world first for a theatre this size.                   section of 42 rows, 1525 seats, in an arc shape
                                                                       around the central stage area. These rows can be
   Two operable walls divide the plenary into three
                                                                       raised, in less than 10 minutes, to be tiered, in line
   self contained acoustically separate theatres.
                                                                       with the rest of the seating, or lowered with the seats
   Five different seat fabric colours represent the
                                                                       stowing directly underneath the floor, transforming
   colours of the blades of grass at the MCG.
                                                                       the plenary into a flat-floor space.




                                               For further information please contact
            Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, Australia 3006.
            Telephone +61 3 9235 8000 Facsimile +61 3 9235 8001 customerservice@mcec.com.au www.mcec.com.au

				
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