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International Fair

The exhibition area occupies the largest part of the complex and is centrally positioned in relation to all other supporting structures. It is divided into four independent exhibition zones resulting in flexibility of its use.

  • Employer: Federal Ministry of Trade, Nigeria
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Total cost of project: N/A
  • Years of construction: 1974 - 1977
  • Category: Business Centres, Sports Complexes And Congress Halls
  • Status: Finished
  • Area: 120.000 m²
  • Contractor: Energoprojekt

Detail design:

Zoran Bojovic, BSc (arch.)

Zoran Bojovic, BSc (arch.); Dragan Manasijevic, BSc (arch.); Predrag Djakovic, BSc (arch.); Aleksandar Rasevski, BSc (arch.)

Structure Designer:
Zivorad Dimitrijevic, BSc (civil eng.); Vlada Vracaric, pc (civil eng.); Milan Korica, BSc (civil eng.); Andjelko Kovacevic, BSc (civil eng.) and Milorad Njezic, BSc (civil eng.)

Installation Designer:
water supply and sewage installations: Jovan Tomasevic, BSc (civil eng.) and Miomir Zakic, BSc (civil eng.); interior installations: Zvonko Bicenko, BSc (electr.) and Radosav Milcic, technician; ectrical installations: Cedomir Mihajlovic, BSc (el

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Each zone has a covered and an open exhibition area, in each zone a central dominating pavilion is constructed. In the middle zone, around the central pavilion. Eight satellite pavilions were built which are by bridges connected to the central zone, thus forming one functional homogenous unity. The basic movement scheme is circular, thus being the shortest and most comfortable. The star-like distribution of individual pavilions allows for exceptionally good view of the exhibits on the fair.

§ the total area of the ground is 300 ha.

§ the total area of the complex is 120.000 m2

§ open exhibition area 611,734 m2,

§ area of the artificial lake 11.000 m2

§ Within the complex there are service connections for power supply, water supply, sewage and telecommunication network. The exhibition zones have a road network. for heavy traffic which enables transport and delivery of exhibits. as well as a ring road which is connected to the trans-African trunk highway.

§ Since the complex is built outside the city limits it has its own power supply. Electricity is obtained via the transformer station 33/11 kV and a series of substations 11/'0.4 kV Which supply electricity to consumers The water supply for the buildings and gardens is provided by 6 deep wells and the water treatment plant. The waste waters are completely purified before being drained into the natural recipient.

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