There you have it, a lovely render of a scenic view of the Calabar International Convention Center designed by the Copenhagen based architecture firm; Henning Larsen Architects. Considering that Copenhagen previously was titled the happiest city in the world - hopefully this design orginating from a happy-city based practice will have that essence?
"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.
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."
|Client:||Cross River State|
|Gross floor area:||16,000 m2|
|Year of construction:||2011 - 2013|
|Type of assignment:||Winner of invited international competition|
There is something very, Sydney Opera house about this, don't you think?
From the information provided on the Henning Larsen website, construction should be mid-way by now.
Information from HenningLarsen.com