Marking the latest milestone for the construction of Adelaide Convention Centre’s new East Building is the installation of the venue's rotating seating platform – said to be the largest in the world.
The two 18m revolving drums can be rotated 180 degrees within minutes, allowing the building to be quickly reconfigured for events, conferences and concerts.
(From left) Transport and infrastructure minister Stephen Mullighan, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, and tourism minister Leon Bignell on the world’s largest rotating seating platform in the Adelaide Convention Centre’s new East Building. Photo: Adelaide Convention Centre
The East Building will also feature hinged seating stored in the roof, which can be lowered to convert the room from an exhibition area to a theatre-style space.
The two rotating drums can each accommodate up to 320 people, with the East Building having a total capacity of up to 3500 seats.
At the height of construction there have been more than 400 workers on and off-site involved in construction and when complete the redevelopment is expected to support more than 1,200 South Australian jobs a year.
The East Building forms Stage Two of the redevelopment and is scheduled to be officially opened in August.