Karl Henrik Nøstvik: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), 1967D–1973

  • Nairobi, Kenia, Show on map
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  • The Conference Centre is an example of early African post-colonial buildings conceived by Scandinavian architects with no colonial legacy. Originally intended as a party headquarters it was converted to a conference center during the planning phase. Among other things, the complex building boasts a multi-storey podium, a high-rise with 32 floors, and a conical auditorium. A special feature is the use of natural ventilation rather than air conditioning. Today, the KICC is not only East Africa’s most important conference center but also a symbol of Kenya’s independence.

  • In use, modernization work in the 2000s.