Client: Swaziland Ministry of Economic Planning and Development
Description: Swaziland’s Ministry of Economic Planning and Development awarded the construction of the landmark International Convention Centre (ICC), located in Ezulwini, to a joint venture between Stefanutti Stocks Swaziland (50%), Inyatsi Construction Ltd (30%) and Kukhanya Civil Engineering Contractors (20%).
The ICC building contract consists of the construction of a single building, with an approximate floor area of 40 000m2, that will house a 1 800-seat theatre, an exhibition centre, conferencing chambers, a restaurant and a multi-purpose hall across its two basements, a ground floor and a first floor.
The roofs will consist of a combination of concrete roof slabs and a structural steel roof structure, which will be covered either by steel roof sheeting or by glass. Some of these curved structural steel roofs will span 56 metres, and there is also an elliptically-shaped dome which will span 48 metres.
The building finishes are of very high specifications and the facades are a combination of specialised cementitious coatings, aluminium cladding and plaster and paint.
The project is set to run over three years, from its commencement date 15 October 2015 through to the targeted completion date 15 October 2018. Once open, the ICC is set to host many illustrious events including the 2020 African Union (AU) summit.
Sector: Building - International Convention Centre (ICC)