Dakar Congress Center
The new Dakar International Congress Center is a design by the Turkish architecture firm Tabanlıoğlu Architects. It opened in 2014 to accommodate presidential meetings.
The geography of the region, particularly Senegal’s distinctive Boabab trees, an important landmark in Senegal’s dry savanna plain and known for their enormous girth and life of over a thousand years, has provided inspiration for the design of the Dakar Congress Center.
The rectangular blocks of the congress spaces are nested in a metal envelop. Twisted blades forming the texture of the mesh screen behave like a sun-break and grant a shady interior without hindering the accent of transparency.