International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia
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.
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.
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