Unveiled> Henning Larsen in Nigeria

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Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Rendering of the Calabar International Conference Center in Nigeria (Courtesy Henning Larsen)

Rendering of the Calabar International Conference Center in Nigeria (Courtesy Henning Larsen)

Danish architects Henning Larsen have designed a convention center for a major city in Nigeria. Consisting of four volumes resembling sculptural rocks atop a plinth, the Calabar International Conference Center offers flexible space that can accommodate growing conference activity in the city as well as offer the community cultural space for concerts, festivals, and exhibitions.

Interior rendering of the Calabar International Conference Center in Nigeria (Courtesy Henning Larsen)

Interior rendering of the Calabar International Conference Center in Nigeria (Courtesy Henning Larsen)

Situated atop a hill in Nigeria’s Cross River region, the conference center creates a natural amphitheater accommodating several thousand people. Panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the river delta will be seen from the building’s lobby.

“As a consultant in Africa, you have a big responsibility for adapting your knowledge and design to the local conditions. Our approach to the project has been based on the local context, said architect Ulrik Raysse in a release. “The project should support the desired development of the region in the best way possible.”

Rendering of the Calabar International Conference Center in Nigeria (Courtesy Henning Larsen)

Rendering of the Calabar International Conference Center in Nigeria (Courtesy Henning Larsen)

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