The Bangalore International Convention Centre will be built on 35 acres of land adjacent to the Bangalore International airport and is a part of a new large scale mixed-use development targeted at the regional and global business visitor market by the Karnataka state government. The Bangalore COEX is not a traditional COEX in the sense that each of its functions, the plenary hall, the exhibition hall and the business centre, have their own building and identity.
The project draws on the history of Bangalore as the Garden city of India for the overall concept of the development. The masterplan has been designed around the garden city theme with the intent of creating a unique convention-exhibition experience within a garden. The main public entrance is located such that people pass through or around the central garden to reach their destinations. The buildings are located around the garden spaces and blend into the surroundings to make the garden and its users the focus.
The main components of the development are as follows:
- World class convention centre with 6000 seats (approximately 10500sqm)
- Exhibition hall (approximately 9500 sqm.)
- Business village with meeting rooms and administrative offices (approximately 9500 sqm.)
- 3 star and 5 star hotel