The New Year sees Australia welcome the world’s biggest names in tennis.
Along with playing host to Internationals and the season’s first Grand Slam, Australia is among the countries showcasing new tennis formats at some unexpected venues.
As a tennis fan, January in Australia…
Joint venture partners, HASSELL + Populous jointly designed Sydney’s new International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment precinct at Darling Harbour Live.
ICC Sydney includes three world-class venues which create a cohesive overall precinct, while at the same time giving each building its own personality and unique architectural character – from the cool reflective style of the convention centre, to the warm natural features of the exhibition centre, and the vibrant energy of the theatre.
The design creates stunning new venues that will attract the lucrative convention and exhibition dollar to Sydney, while at the same time renewing the harbour front precinct to create a vibrant new inner city quarter for visitors and locals alike.
The precinct reflects the dynamism of Sydney’s cityscape, redefine Darling Harbour, while respecting the precinct’s parkland setting. One of the most important features of ICC Sydney was to create more public open space than was there before, a better space with greater amenity for everyone. It is about being open welcoming and enjoying what makes this a truly global and unique city
The precinct includes:
- A convention facility capable of holding three separate concurrent events of up to 2,500 delegates
- Total exhibition capacity of 35,000m2
- A flexible entertainment theatre with a seated capacity of 8,000
- An external event deck of 5,000 square metres featuring spectacular city views
- A grand ballroom with banqueting space for up to 2,000 or 3,500 in cocktail mode
- 8,000m2 of total meeting room space across 70 rooms