One of Melbourne’s most impressive architectural and sustainable buildings, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), was recognised in Canberra on the 28 October 2010 taking out the National Award for Public Architecture.
After being awarded the 2010 Victorian Architecture Medal in June 2010, the MCEC, Joint Venture Architects Woods Bagot and NH Architecture proudly accepted the award at the architecture industry’s night of nights.
MCEC’s chief executive Leigh Harry said “This is a great honour and another great outcome for everyone involved in the design and development of the MCEC.
“Congratulations to Woods Bagot and NH Architecture, the builders Brookfield Multiplex, the developers Plenary Group, the State Government of Victoria, and the City of Melbourne on this wonderful architectural achievement.”
With an 18 metre high glass wall façade fronting the Yarra River, the MCEC was designed with the environment in mind and is the first and only convention centre in the world to achieve a Six Star Green Star environmental rating.
“The MCEC continue to provide our national and international visitors one of the most impressive architectural, environmental, flexible and largest convention and exhibition spaces in Australia,” Harry said.