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International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia

The changing face of Sydney
The vision for the new International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) was to create a beautifully crafted entertainment space that would revitalise the local area and adhere to the principles set out by the New South Wales Government sustainability standards. Since opening its doors, the ICC has picked up many coveted design and environmental awards and is considered a benchmark for exhibition and convention venue design.

The project

Situated on a prime waterfront location in Darling Bay, ICC Sydney is the biggest exhibition venue in Australia. Spanning over 250,000 square meters the venue has seven exhibition halls, a gallery and Australia’s largest ballroom, as well as 70 meeting rooms, event space, media centre, VIP areas and business suites.

The ICC design reflects the dynamism of Sydney’s cityscape and harbour surround, while respecting the precinct’s parkland setting. The development includes three world-class venues which create a cohesive overall precinct, while at the same time giving each building its own personality and unique architectural character – from the cool reflective style of the convention centre, to the warm natural features of the exhibition centre, and the vibrant energy of the theatre.

One of the most important features of the project was to provide more public open space than before, a better space with greater amenity for everyone. The new complex extends the urban fabric and reconnects the city with a more permeable network of streets and lanes, bringing a new level of public amenity for visitors and citizens alike through extended public parkland.

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RWC’s involvement

A venue of such prestige and magnitude needs technology that regulates water in the heating system to provide optimal performance and efficiency. Preventing fluctuating water pressure, RMC’s Pressure Reducing Valves (PRVs) distribute a consistent flow rate around the complex, reducing the risk of burst pipes, floods and water damage.

PRVs help conserve energy by slowing down the water supply to fixtures, preventing excessive water wastage and delivering operational efficiency and sustainability. With replaceable cartridges for quick and easy service and repairs, RMC’s PRVs help to minimise system downtime and any interruption to performances or events taking place.

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Project at a glance

Development: ICC Sydney, Australia

Architect: HASSELL and Populous, Sydney, Australia

Requirement: Safe and consistent flow of water supply

Specified solution: RMC Pressure Reducing Valves

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