The Dakar International Congress Center, designed by Tabanlioglu Architects, first opened on November 2014, for the 15th Francophone Assembly where 75 world presidents met. The Center which is located in the capital city of Senegal, sits on 77,446 sq m of land, occupying about 16, 270 sq m .
The design is inspired by typical geography and the nature of the region, most notable of which is the distinctive Baobab Trees of Senegal, which are famous for the extraordinarily massive girths and supremely long life span (up to a thousand years).
Here’s how the architects describe the center,
Tabanlioglu team: melkan gürsel & murat tabanlıoğlu, salih yılgörür, sertaç tümer, ali çalışkan, utkan yönter, enes yücepur, firat güneş balcı, sema türker, zeynep dündar, esra can, merve babalı, i̇smail ulukaya, gözde çalışkan, melike özkan, gonca atasayan, aliriza saçan, zeynep eker yılgörür , ayşe yalçın i̇çyer
photography: Emre Dorter
fire: prof. dr. abdurrahman kılıç
acoustics: talayman acoustics / prosistem
architectural lighting: ZKLD studio
landscape: zeynep akgoze LD
general coordinator: envar şayan
project manager: erdal özdilek
main contractor: SUMMA