The Galaxy International Convention Centre (GICC) has claimed several awards for its design and environmental credentials. The convention centre at the Galaxy Macau integrated resort is scheduled to open in the second half of this year, according to developers’ intention.
The sustainable design of the GICC saw it become the first venue in Macao to receive a Silver Certification for Environmental Design from Earthcheck, which is considered the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industries. Earthcheck-certified venues value the environment and sustainability, while ensuring exceptional standards of health and hygiene.
The heating and cooling system for the GICC make use of low-energy units, and the chilled water supply and a 110kV power substation there will supply both the venue and entire Galaxy Macau resort. Eco-friendly Green Walls will be planted along the exterior of the arena and hotel, in order to help regulate temperatures all-year around.
GICC also received several awards in Mainland China, presented by China International Conference and Exhibition magazine, which gave the new development a Golden Five Stars award for Most Anticipated Convention Centre, and the new hotel accompanying the venue, the Andaz Macau, which was the 2020 Golden Five Stars – Most Anticipated Hotel. MICE China has also presented the GICC an award for Most Anticipated Convention Centre at its annual MICE China 2020 Awards.
The GICC will offer 40,000 square metres of meeting space, a 650-seat auditorium and the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena. For larger events, there is 10,000 square metres of pillar-less convention and exhibition area that can cater for 7,000 delegates. The venue is located within the Galaxy Macau, promoted by Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.