National Award for Public Architecture Awarded to Melbourne’s MCEC

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Melbourne, Australia, has been recognized again for being a sustainable building. The MCEC was awarded the 2010 Victorian Architecture Medal this past June and now has been recognized with the National Award for Public Architecture at the end of October.

The building is the first and only convention center to have achieved a Six Star Green Star rating and features a glass wall that reaches 18 metres.

MCEC’s chief executive Leigh Harry said “This is a great honour and another great outcome for everyone involved in the design and development of the MCEC.

“Congratulations to Woods Bagot and NH Architecture, the builders Brookfield Multiplex, the developers Plenary Group, the State Government of Victoria, and  the City of Melbourne on this wonderful architectural achievement,” said Harry. “The MCEC continue to provide our national and international visitors one of the most impressive architectural, environmental, flexible and largest convention and exhibition spaces in Australia.”