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Open House Melbourne returns to the MCEC


The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) will once again open its doors to the public for Open House Melbourne on Sunday 28 July 2013.

Learn about its fascinating design with tours led by Woods Bagot and NH Architecture, joint venture designers of the Convention Centre, one of Melbourne’s most successful Public-Private-Partnerships.

Discover why it’s been awarded some of Australia’s top awards including the National Award for Public Architecture, Victorian Architecture Medal and Sustainable Architecture Award just to name a few.

Take a peek into the southern hemisphere’s largest kitchen with underground tours hosted by MCEC’s Executive Chef Tony Panetta and uncover how the in-house team can cook for up to 10,000 visitors.

Go behind the scenes of MCEC’s Plenary and stand on the same stage as international performers and renowned leaders like Neil Young, The Jacksons, Arnold Schwarzenegger and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, then watch the space transform and experience its leading technology.

MCEC will run Open House Melbourne social media competitions and encourage visitors to tag @MCEC and use the #MCEC and #LOVEOHM hashtags on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

MCEC’s Chief Executive Peter King said MCEC is a wonderful community asset that deserves to be shown off to its owners – the people of Melbourne.

“We are proud of what we do here so come and discover one of the city’s best kept secrets.”

This is the second year MCEC has participated in Open House Melbourne, an annual event that provides the public with a free and rare opportunity to encounter a hidden wealth of buildings nestled around the city.