Winner, 1997 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Merit Award. Winner, 1997 BHP National Metal Building Award.
The 540 seat IMAX Cinema forms the centrepiece of Darling Harbour, on Sydney’s eastern city edge. Located among the freeways at the edge of Cockle Bay, the design found solutions for many obstacles of space, fit, sound, size and context. The symbolism of the outer structure is the human eye, with references to classical theatrical philosophies.
Upon completion, the building boasted the world’s largest cinema screen. The complex also features a stunning bar and two hundred-seat restaurant, bookshop and function space. The complex quickly
became an icon of the Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay entertainment and leisure precinct.
The design of IMAX Sydney received a Royal Australian Institute of Architects Merit Award and the BHP National Metal Building Award.
HBO+EMTB has also completed the design of IMAX theatres in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Bangkok, and Buenos Aires.