Darling Harbour enters a new era with the opening of Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, ICC Sydney.
HASSELL + Populous have partnered to reimagine and realise the crown jewel of the Darling Harbour Live precinct set within a dynamic residential and lifestyle precinct on the edge of both the water and a parkland setting.
ICC Sydney fuses three world class venues, creating one cohesive precinct while giving each building its own personality and unique architectural character: the cool reflective style of the International Convention Centre, the warm natural features of the ICC Sydney Exhibition and the vibrant energy of ICC Sydney Theatre.
HASSELL + Populous are joint venture design consultants to the Darling Harbour Live consortium, comprising Lendlease, HOSTPLUS, First State Super, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless which has partnered with the NSW Government to create ICC Sydney.
“Engagement is at the heart of the design – engagement with both the surrounding built and natural environments and engagement with Sydney’s residents and visitors. The needs of the meeting industry are changing. While convention and exhibition centres retain a unique focus, their purpose includes contributing to the local neighbourhood.”
– Richard Breslin, Populous Senior Principal