The 12-storey building has more than 22 000 m² of meeting, exhibition and special event space. Multiple events can be staged simultaneously on four levels and up to 10 000 visitors can be accommodated at any one time. Room capacities range from a 10-seat function room to the Pavilion, which can cater for 4 500 cocktail guests.
There are 26 escalators in the two escalator wells of the centre, so delegates can enter and exit the building quickly and efficiently. The Sandton Convention Centre is surrounded by nearly 11 000 parking bays, situated in three big parking arcades. The security system is such that the building can be evacuated in a matter of minutes, should the alarm system go off.
Architecture and Design
This 12 storey structure was expertly designed to provide convention, exhibition and special event space over four main levels. It combines spectacular double and triple-volume use of interior space in its main and public areas, with smaller and more intimate break-away meeting rooms and galleries on its mezzanine levels. Its extensive glass frontage creates an open, inviting façade from were delegates can view the world. Twenty six escalators ensure the flow of people in this generous space. The main foyers and several of the meeting rooms enjoy natural daylight and excellent balance, while the terraces and balconies offer guests an opportunity to enjoy nature during conference breaks. The building has also been designed to accommodate and provide access for disabled visitors.
The warm natural colours and distinctive textures and shapes of the African landscape have been translated into a modern decorative idiom. The Sandton Convention Centre boasts relaxed yet sophisticated interiors which are inspired by the Earth, and are proudly South African in every way.
The Art Collection
Simple, uncluttered interior finishes form the ideal background to a substantial collection of authentic Southern African art. Over a hundred pieces are on display on the public levels. These works of art by famous names such as Noria Mabasa and Jackson Hlongwane provide an overview of contemporary Southern African art and traditional craftwork. These artworks are a showcase of our rich and varied heritage and provide a platform for the celebration of African expression and creativity.
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