Dockside Group will erect a temporary exhibition space at Darling Harbour that will open in mid-2014.
The new Dockside Pavilion will cater for up to 1440 seated or 2000 standing guests and will stay in place for three years during the $1 billion redevelopment of Darling Harbour.
An artist’s impression of the Dockside Pavilion
Designed by fabric architect Warwick Bell from Fabric Structure Systems, the Dockside Pavilion follows on from other prestigious international projects such as The Cloud at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and Louis Vuitton’s 150th Anniversary ‘Trunk’ Pavilion.
Dockside Group managing director Christopher Drivas said, “The Dockside Pavilion is an important component in ensuring Darling Harbour is a dynamic and desirable precinct to visit during the redevelopment of the area.
“With capabilities to host numerous and diverse events, including conferences, business events, charity gala events, festivals and public events, the Dockside Pavilion will offer event organisers an exciting new option.
“We felt it was important for us as long-term tenants of Darling Harbour to support the industry and the businesses around us during this time of transition. We are looking forward to hosting many exciting and wonderful experiences”.
The Dockside Pavilion by night
Dockside Pavilion will provide a unique venue alternative during the closure of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, filling a gap in the market for large-scale function space prior to the opening of ICC Sydney, the ICC Exhibition and Theatre in 2016.