ICC Sydney scoops Urban Design Award at NSW Architecture Awards
The judges of the award praised the innovative, integrated design, both across its flexible spaces and with the precinct around it.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said the award was great recognition for the venue and all partners involved in delivering the $1.5 billion Public Private Partnership with the NSW Government.
“This accolade belongs to the venue’s architects HASSELL + Populous and all of our partners for designing and delivering what is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue,” Donaghy said.
“ICC Sydney is Australia’s only integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment centre, designed to connect with the city around it. Whether it’s the laneways that run west to east through the venue, the venue-front dining along the pedestrian boulevard leading to the water’s edge, the smart, stacked design of the exhibition centre, the purpose built spaces and spectacular views from the convention centre or the ultramodern theatre with floor to ceiling glass providing sweeping views on all three levels, we believe ICC Sydney is one of the world’s best designs.”
State winners will now vie for the Institute of Architecture National Awards in September this year.