Conference Auditorium, Hall 1, International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK
Hall 1 - Conference Auditorium is located within
Birmingham's International Convention Centre. Artec Consultants
Inc provided comprehensive consulting services for this facility,
Britain's largest convention center, which opened in April 1991.
The Centre features a total of 11 different halls, with extensive
office and support facilities.
Intended for conference use, theater performances,
commercial launches, and cinema presentations, the Conference Auditorium
(Hall 1) seats 1,500 people on two unique levels, each with direct
access to the stage. The main section, with 700 seats, can be used
alone by darkening the upper level. Alternate rows of seats can
be transformed into writing tables, and a comprehensive sound and
communications system (including facilities for simultaneous interpretation
of up to 12 different languages) are incorporated. The Hall features
a fully equipped stage and a fly tower and a 500 channel computerized
stage lighting system.
International Convention Centre, now one of the premier major
meeting venues in Europe, has created new jobs and provides a welcome
boost to employment prospects throughout the Midlands. In addition,
the Centre draws tourists to the region, creating more business
for city hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities.
Artec collaborated on Pre-Design
Phase services and lead the work on Symphony
Hall (Hall 2) and the Conference
Auditorium (Hall 1). Artec provided Design and Planning services
Performance Equipment Systems Design and Background Noise
and Vibration Control consulting for the ICC.
The architects of the International Convention Centre were Percy
Thomas Partnership and Renton
Howard Wood Levin.