January 16, 2017
ICC Sydney unlocks Darling Harbour and showcases Sydney to the world
Spread over 250,000 square metres in the heart of Sydney, ICC Sydney at Darling Harbour is a new global benchmark in exhibition and convention venues and an important city-shaping project set to transform Sydney.
Joint venture partners Hassell + Populous worked together to design the new convention, exhibition and entertainment venues for Sydney, with inspiration from the site¡¦s spectacular city and harbour surrounds as well as Cockle Bay¡¦s history. Hassell Project Design Director, Ken Maher, believes the project¡¦s significance extends beyond the Darling Harbour site.
"I think architecture has a role, if not a responsibility, particularly in a project of this size, to think beyond the project itself to bring a whole new dynamic quality and reputation to the broader city, and that¡¦s what this project will do, perhaps more than any other project in the last generation," Ken said.
"When Darling Harbour was originally conceived it was very inward looking; this project not only renews the Darling Harbour site but provides important new connections, from Central to the harbour, and from the CBD to the neighbouring suburbs of Pyrmont and Ultimo."
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