Sipopo Congress Center Equatorial Guinea, Malabo Building,
Equatorial Guinea Building: African Conference Centre – design by Tabanlioglu Architects
Design: Tabanlioglu ArchitectsLocation: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa
In the Capital city Malabo of Equatorial Guinea, the SIPOPO Congress Center is situated by the ocean and surrounded by the woods.The rectangular two-storey block is nested in a semi-transparent metal envelop as a shield protecting from strong lights and create an implication of security, protecting the interiors from sharp sun beams yet benefiting the daylight at optimum.
The lacy texture of the mesh grants a shady interior without hindering the accent of transparency. The glass wall systems allow for the maximum viewing area with no horizontal or vertical mullions to obstruct the vision towards the ocean. Incise patterns permit controlled daylight to diffuse into the building interior and at night, when lobbies and the restaurant are lighted, the oozing beams through the slits communicate with the spirits of the forest and ocean.
(Photo’s & Text courtesy of E-Architect)