Henning Larsen Architects have won an international architectural competition for the design of the Calabar International Conference Centre. Calabar, the capital city of Nigeria, is becoming a top destination for hosting regional and international conferences and as such is in need of a modern conference center that attracts industry leaders, associations and visitors alike.
Designed to become the cultural center of the area, the Calabar International Conference Centre encompasses four adjoining multi-functional buildings and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The conference centre has the capacity to host concerts and exhibitions as well as industry meetings.
”Nigeria is developing rapidly at the moment and, as an architect invited to contribute to this development, you have a special obligation to consider architecture as more than a question of geometry. Architecture also contributes to the development of society”, says International Design Director and Partner, Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects in a statement.
The Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen was chosen over designs from several other international architecture firms. Henning Larsen has worked on several projects in Africa including the design of the Nation Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
"We visited the city of Calabar between Christmas and New Year and we are really looking forward to establishing a close collaboration with local partners. It will be our job to carry out the project that will provide Calabar with an international profile”, says Architect and Associate Partner, Ulrik Raysse, Henning Larsen Architects in a statement.
Source: Henning Larson