Costin Roe Consulting successfully designed the lifting beam for the raising of continuous 60 to 70 metre-long Kingspan insulated roof panels at APEC Haus, the US$37 million Leaders’ Conference Centre being constructed at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in preparation for the APEC Summit to be held in November 2018.APEC Haus has been cited in PNG news media by the PNG prime minister, Peter O’Neill, as set to be “converted into a world-class museum” after the leaders’ meeting. “Many of our artifacts, thousands of years old and held in museums (elsewhere), we want to bring back here,” Mr O’Neill was reported as saying.
The PNG-focused employment website ‘People Connexion’ ranked APEC Haus as the second of “6 building projects set to change Port Moresby” in their APEC 2018 update.
Conrad Gargett was successful at tender for the documentation of APEC Haus Leaders’ Conference Centre, Papua New Guinea, designed by Jim Fitzpatrick Architects (Concept Design and Project Design Director).
The Conrad Gargett website describes the APEC Haus project:
Built on reclaimed land near Ela Beach in Port Moresby’s central business district, APEC Haus is an iconic design resembling a Lakatoi Sail.
The interior design will also create a unique Papua New Guinea experience using a contemporary palette inspired by traditional materials of the region, shell, clay, timber and metal, to identify different functional spaces within the building.
It is envisaged that the purpose built convention centre will generate revenue after APEC, by hosting a gallery in addition to an upstairs function and conference space.