Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by Joint Venture Architects Woods Bagot and NHArchitecture

Conference centres can be horrible, soulless places with dark, windowless lecture halls and endless monotone furnishings. Plain and utilitarian. Designed for high turnover practical durability and nothing more. But this is no ordinary conference centre. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre was envisaged and built in an attempt to transcend these traditional convention centre stereotypes. And transcend it does. This PPP (Private Public Partnership) venture between the State Government of Victoria and the Plenary Group has delivered a building that truly belongs to the public and cultural life of Melbourne.