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Borneo Convention Centre Kuching Clinched Best Business Centreat MIPIM 2010

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Inspired by nature, the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching stood proud as the sole Malaysian flag bearer at the MIPIM Awards 2010 in Hong Kong recently. This flagship convention centre of the state of Sarawak in East Malaysia is located just 8km away from the Kuching city center and overlooking the majestic Sarawak River in the Kuching Isthmus. BCCK commands an astounding 387,500 sq ft of space, housing up to 5,000 people in theatre-style meeting rooms and 2,000 people for banquets.

From a bird’s eye view, the roof of BCCK is akin to the Ririk leaf with its “blade” fanning out on two sides to shield the convention center from the blazing sun while its “stem” streams rainwater for irrigation purposes – a perfect blend of form with function and just like how its inspirational Ririk plays a significant role in the local indigenous tribes: used as a wrapper for rice and food.