AU Conference Center and Office Complex

The AU Conference Center and Office Complex (AUCC) is a building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is the headquarters of the African Union and plays host to the biannual AU summits. It also serves as a conference center for African and diaspora businesses.[1] The main building is 99.9 metres (328 feet) tall[2] and it is the second tallest building in Addis Ababa. Its cost was US$200 million funded by the Chinese government.[3]

African Union Conference Center and Office Complex
General information
LocationAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Coordinates9.0002°N 38.7446°E / 9.0002; 38.7446
Current tenantsSeat of the African Union
Construction started2009
Completed2012
Inaugurated28 January 2012
Cost$200 million
Height99.9 m (328 ft)
Technical details
Floor area112,000 m2 (1,210,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectChina Architecture and Design Research Group
Other designersTongji University
Main contractorChina State Construction Engineering