Architect(s) : Sachio Otani
Address : 422 Iwakura Ōsagichō, Sakyō-ku, KYOTO, Japan
Latitude/Longitude : 35.061670,135.783250
The Kyoto International Conference Centre, abbreviated as ICC Kyoto and previously called the Kyoto International Conference Hall, is a large conference facility located at Takaragaike, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The Kyoto Protocol was signed in this hall. Sachio Otani designed the centre to have an unusual hexagonal framework, resulting in few vertical walls or columns. It opened in 1966 with an addition in 1973. Today the total facility covers a meeting area of 156,000 m². It consists of the main Conference Hall with large meeting room (capacity 2,000) and a number of smaller rooms, an Annex Hall (capacity 1,500) and Event Hall, with the Taragaike Prince Hotel nearby. Simultaneous interpreting facilities for nine languages are included in the equipment of Both Main Hall and Annex Hall.