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Old December 8th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Convention Centres of the World

Convention centres are often among the most striking low-rise buildings in any city.

Lets see the world's convention centres...
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Old December 8th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #2
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One of my favourites is the Palais des Congres in Montreal:



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Old December 8th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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Durban International Convention Centre


ICC in the foreground, with adjoining exhibition centre behind it.


Front view


Newly completed arena at the rear of the complex (host of FIFA 2010 prelim draw)




Plenary hall
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Old December 8th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #4
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Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (at Canada Place). It's also an IMAX theatre, hotel, and cruise ship terminal.

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Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre expansion, under construction for completion in 2009. Both the old and new facilities will act as the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre for the 2010 Olympics. It'll have the largest green roof in Canada.







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Old December 8th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #5
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LA Convention Center(My favorite one)
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Buffalo, NY's Convention Center
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What it could look like in the future...
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Old December 8th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #6
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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre & Putrajaya Convention Centre

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.








Putrajaya Convention Centre


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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #7
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Baltimore's (part of it anyway)

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Old December 9th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #8
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Luanda Convention Centre, Angola

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Old December 9th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #9
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Old December 9th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #10
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Mccormick Place in chicago is my favourite convention centre. It is the third largest convention centre in the world. Now, what are the largest and second largest convention centres in the world?
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Old December 9th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #11
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Old December 9th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #12
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Melbourne's new Convention Centre (looks very similar to Vancouver's expansion), the first to achieve a 6 star energy rating:





And U/C:

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Old December 9th, 2007, 06:27 AM   #13
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Quote:
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The Sydney Opera House.



The sydney Opera House is not a convention centre.
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Old December 10th, 2007, 03:32 AM   #14
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In NYC we have the Jacob K Javits Convention Ctr.

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Old December 10th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #15
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World Market Center. Predominantly used for furniture industry trade shows. It will have over 12 million square feet of exhibition floor space when the seventh phase is finished.






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Old December 11th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #16
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Couple more UK Examples -

Earls Court - London

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Olympia - London

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The Royal Albert Hall (London) has a variety of uses including Confrences and Exhibitions

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GMEX - Manchester

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Belfast - Kings Hall Exhibition Centre

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Belfast Waterfront Hall

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Cardiff International Arena & Convention Centre

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Bournemouth International Centre

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Riviera International Centre - Torquay - England



QEII Centre London

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Website for the planned New London ICC

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Liverpool's New Convention Centre





Birmingham NEC - UK (2.1 Million Square Feet)







Harrogate International Centre

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre

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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #17
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ExCeL - London

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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #18
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One of the most magnificent conference centres is Blackpool Winter Garden in England.

Blackpool Winter Gardens is the home to the oldest and most prestigous ballroom dance competition in the world, akin to Wembley Stadium, the World Cup or Superbowl of Ballroom Dancing, it is also one of the most unique and beautiful convention centres.

More about the Blackpool Dance Festrival - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackpool_Dance_Festival

More about Blackpool Winter Garden - http://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/Events.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_...s%2C_Blackpool


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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #19
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Another famous ballroom in Blackpool - Tower Ballroom - Blackpool

The Tower Ballroom is regarded as one of the most magnificent ballrooms in the world.



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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #20
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Tampa Convention Center - pretty bland

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