Philippine International Convention Center, Manila

Philippine International Convention Center, Manila (must see)

Located in Pasay City, the metropolitan area of Manila, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) is a place for people and nations to meet and exchange ideas. Built in a record time of 23 months between 1974 and 1976, the PICC has hosted various conventions both, local and international ones, meetings and social events. The PICC officially opened to the world by hosting the IMF-World Bank Meeting in 1976. In addition, the Plenary Hall at the PICC annually hosts the prestigious Awards Night for the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS).

Designed by Leandro Locsin, the PICC complex was built on reclaimed land along the Manila Bay and became Asia’s first international convention center. Locsn, further, went on to become a National Artist in Architecture in the Philippines. With a carpet area of over 70,000 square meters and five building modules, spaces in the PICC can be modified to hold various events such as private parties, political conferences, exhibitions and even concerts in appropriate settings. With its state-of-the-art facilities, the PICC serves and an excellent destination for people from all over the world to meet and share ideas and work towards a brighter future.

Other than hosting events, the PICC has also been an important part of Philippine history, Between 1976 to 1978, it housed the Batasang Bayan or the Legislative Advisory Council and the office of the Vice President of the Philippines until 2005.

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Sight Name: Philippine International Convention Center
Sight Location: Manila, Philippines
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Architecture Walking Tour in Manila, Part 1  

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