The Royal International Convention Centre (RICC) is the first project undertaken by the Royal National Agricultural & Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) and involved the regeneration of the existing heritage listed Industrial Pavilion. The new facility comprises the following across two levels:
- 4,500m² of exhibition space
- Three flexible halls totaling 3,213m² plus 600m² of foyer space
- Seven meeting rooms of flexible combination totaling 630m² plus two board rooms
- A 1,200m² commercial kitchen with the capacity of catering for 3,000 pax
- 140 on grade car parks below the main exhibition floors
- Porte Cochère
- Elevator, escalators and stairs
Approx. $55 million
Lendlease / RNA
Robert Bird Group Services:
Key technical challenges
- The primary tower structure consists of a composite slab and beam structure. Due to the long beam spans and thin slab, extensive analysis for footfall vibration was required to ensure the structure achieved code requirements and client expectations.
- Working with the existing structure and developing design solutions that strengthened rather than demolished.
- Extensive co-ordination with the mechanical engineer to develop a strategy that minimised beam penetrations and beam notches.
- Differential shortening analysis with consideration of mega truss, steel structure, concrete structure and existing structural elements
- 5 Star Greenstar
- 5 Star NABERs Energy and 4 Star NABERs Water ratings.