Crown Conference Centre
The Crown Conference Centre provides an important companion facility to the existing Crown Promenade Hotel and its conference facilities. Intended to work seamlessly together the new building has been conceived as an extension to the Hotel, both functionally and aesthetically.
The architectural expression of the Conference Centre has utilised elements from the architectural language of the Crown Promenade Hotel to create an expression that while very much part of the existing Hotel, also responds to the particular condition of its site and programme.
The major spaces: the Crown Exhibition Hall, Meeting Rooms and the Crown Conference Hall are housed in a rectangular volume visible through the glazed façade and served by large multi-purpose pre-function spaces filled with natural light facing onto Whiteman Street. The Conference Centre has the ability to host two large conferences under one roof seating 840 delegates in the new Crown Conference Hall bringing the total capacity for large conferences to 1500 delegates. The additional 6 meeting rooms all feature natural light and artwork by Australian photographer Earl Carter. The new facility also houses a dedicated conference organiser’s suite, cafés on each level and the pre-function spaces feature artwork by international and Australian artists including a 7-metre painting by Waldemar Kolbusz.
The Crown Conference Centre is connected to the new Crown Metropol Hotel, retail precinct and car park via a glazed pedestrian air bridge beneath the Kingsway overpass.
The Crown Conference Centre sets a new benchmark for conference venues in Australia and together with the new Crown Metropol Hotel, completes the urban vision for Whiteman Street and the Crown Entertainment Precinct.