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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

CALABAR INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER in Nigeria by Henning Larsen Architects

 
March 18th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The Calabar International Convention Center in the southeastern part of Nigeria is located in the scenic river delta of the Cross River State bordering Cameroun.

The multi-functional and flexible building will also offer the citizens of Calabar a new cultural centre that will provide the setting for concerts, film festivals and exhibitions.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: CALABAR INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Client: Cross River State
  • Gross floor area: 16,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2011 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Winner of invited international competition

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

The Calabar International Convention Centre consists of four adjoining, sculptural volumes. The building is situated on top of a hill and has a panoramic view from the foyer. On the one side, the location on the middle of the hill creates a natural amphitheatre with a room for several thousand people. On the other side, you have a spectacular view of the river delta.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

The volumes are cast in concrete and appear as sharply cut. The main hall can be opened up towards the outdoor amphitheatre so the technical installations of the stage can also be used in connection with outdoor events. The flexible building design allows for several types of events to take place at the same time.

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