Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi's first skyscraper

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Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi's first skyscraper

Set out for a visit of the third highest building of the city, a symbol of its 1970s futurist architecture.

With a tower looking like a sculpture of a thousand and one brown petals and an amphitheatre accommodated in an impressive hut inspired by traditional African shacks, the 105-metre high Kenyatta International Conference Centre, or “KICC”, is among the country's most emblematic constructs. Conceived by architect Karl Henrik Nøstvik in 1974, it welcomes the general assemblies of the National Senate as well as important international conferences. Visitors from all around the world squeeze in to visit this iconic location in Nairobi. Enter the atrium, as cascading luxurious vegetation falling into large and clear water ponds draw a striking picture for you as light shines in. Climb up to the 26th floor where a revolving gastronomic restaurant offers unobstructed views of Nairobi and beyond. When the sky is clear, you can see Kenya's faraway mountains… and even the Kilimanjaro itself!

Kenyatta International Conference Centre
Harambee Avenue
Nairobi

+254 20 326 1000

www.kicc.co.ke