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New convention center in Sydney, Australia, featured at the Museum of Modern Art

The images are digital renderings by architects HASSELL + Populous featuring three public buildings that will make up the $1 billion capital investment in the key Sydney precinct. They showcase the new convention center from the waterfront and the exhibition center and entertainment theater from Tumbalong Park.

HASSELL + Populous are design consultants to the Darling Harbour Live consortium, which has been selected by the New South Wales Government as the preferred developer and contractor of the new facilities and urban renewal.

As joint venture partners, HASSELL + Populous won the architectural contract for the design of the new integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct at Darling Harbour, due for completion in 2016. HASSELL will also design the extensive public parklands and open space within the 20 hectare precinct.

The images will be part of an exhibition called “Cut ‘n’ Paste” that explores the relationship between collage and architecture. It will be on view through Dec.1 at MoMA’s Architecture and Design Gallery.

International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney scheduled to open in late 2016 as part of the Darling Harbour Live precinct. The ICC Sydney will have a total convention capacity of more than 12,000. It features an auditorium for 8,000, additional tiered plenary spaces for 2,500 and 1,000 delegates, more than 50 meeting rooms, a grand ballroom to seat 3,300 theater-style or 2,000 banquet-style, more than 125,000 square feet of exhibition space and a 16,000 square-foot event deck overlooking Sydney’s spectacular skyline in a waterfront setting.

The new integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct will see 20 hectares of prime harbor location transform into the new heart of Sydney’s central business district.

AEG Ogden is a joint venture between Australian venue management interests and AEG Facilities of the United States. AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, AEG Facilities was recently announced as operator of both the Los Angeles Convention Center and Hawaii Convention Center.

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