Project Abidjan, Ivory coast

Abidjan Exhibition Centre

A 37-metre-high, three-dimensional metal structure

Sector: Buildings

PFO Africa, the leading construction company in Ivory Coast and designer and builder of the Abidjan Exhibition Centre (Parc des Expositions), has awarded BESIX a contract to build the structure and roof cladding of the Palais des Congrès. The works, which began in June 2021, includes the design, manufacture, transport and installation of a three-dimensional metal structure 37 metres high. BESIX is also carrying out the concrete shell and the installation of the roof. An ambitious structure designed by the architect Pierre Fakhoury, the Palais des Congrès will have a surface area of 12,000 m² and a capacity of 10,000 people. It will host trade fairs, cultural and sporting events and international conferences.

Project details

Project name

Abidjan Exhibition Centre


Commercial, Governmental, Cultural and Religious

Contract type

Design & Build


Abidjan, Ivory coast



External partner(s)

PFO Africa


PFO Africa

Building Period



Pierre Fakhoury

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