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Darwin Convention and Exhibition Centre

Sitzler - Projects - Darwin Convention and Exhibition Centre
project details
Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin Cove Consortium
Contract Value:
Completion Date:
3rd May 2008
John McNamee, ABN Amro
Pat Coleman, Darwin Waterfront Authority

Sitzler Pty Ltd in Joint Ventre with Laing O'Rourke was awarded the design and construction of Darwin Convention Centre in 2005. The world-class, multi-purpose facility which is perched dramatically over the sea was completed in May 2008.

The Centre incorporates highly flexible and adaptive spaces to cater for meetings, banquets, conventions and exhibitions.

The Convention Centre features:

  • Plenary Hall - seating 1500 people tiered theatre style;
  • Exhibition Hall - 4000m area with the capacity 225 exhibition booths, 3000 delegates;
  • Function Room - catering for up to 630 theatre style or 420 people banquet style; and
  • Flexible meeting rooms - which can cater for 70 to 170 people theatre style

This world-class, multi-purpose facility was completed two months ahead of the set completion date.

The stand out project was the Darwin Convention Centre. It was not just the size and complexity of this imposing structure but the use of latest technology to provide functional flexibility and operational efficiencies.

Peter Hagan
Chair of Judges 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards

A major multi award winning project:

  • 2008 Master Builders Association National Building and Construction Excellence Awards National Excellence Award for Public Buildings over $50M
  • 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards, Joint Winner Structural, Civil, Fire and Mechanical
  • 2008 Territory Construction Association NT Building and Construction Excellence Awards Winner Presidents Award; outstanding project in all categories. Joint Winner in Commercial Construction over 10M
Engineer Award Winner Logo 2008