International Convention Centre, or PICC, is the main convention centre in Putrajaya, Malaysia
. This building is located on the top of Taman Puncak Selatan in Precinct 5.
The design idea of this unique and impressive building is based on the shape of the eye of 'pending Perak
' (a silver Malay royal belt buckle). However, the structure of the roof was designed similar to a folded origami to alleviate the plain roundness of the structure. From the frontview, the building's eaves or wings are lifted at the sides, creating broad overhangings over the raking wall. Most of the walls are made of glass, so natural sunlight can easily illuminate the auditorium through the raked and shaded windows.
To complement the architecture of this convention centre is the long span geometrically complex roof structure over the plenary hall and the column-free banquet hall. The latter space can accommodate 3000 delegates, each with an uninterrupted view of the stage with the conference and main auditorium floors above supported on a sculptural system of radial arms.
Surrounding these main spaces the ancillary accommodation follows a conical geometry with the rings increasing in diameter up the building to provide the larger area needed for the plenary hall itself.
Putrajaya International Convention Centre, designed to incorporate and reflect 135,000 square metres contiguous of space and occupied a site of nearly 1.3 square feet (0.12 m2), making it Malaysia’s largest convention centre, is having differing types of events, functions, or corporate meetings.
The Plenary Hall, for major conferences, allows a capacity of up to 3,000 people with a podium stage. The Heads of State Hall has a circular seating arrangement for 180 people. Perdana Hall has an extensive kitchen serving 3,000 diners seated at any one time and, 2 unity halls that can each be divided for seminars, exhibitions or banquets for 2000 people. All the halls are equipped with interpreter rooms with 13 different languages. On top of that PICC also has 14 suites for bilateral meetings on various levels, VIP Lounges, 10 halls for conference discussions where each hall can accommodate 200 participants, 33 meeting rooms for 10 to 100 persons, 3 public galleries, 2 restaurants, 3 prayer rooms and over 4 kiosks and a business centre for the delegates' convenience.PICC has 2 major entrances, at the Ground and Mezzanine levels, a 2-level car park in the basement for 1,200, with lift access to all floors.