Aura International Convention Center
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The Aura International Convention Center (Oan: Te Pōkapu Ao-ao o te Huihuinga o te Aura, Ethalrian: Internationales Kongresszentrum Aura, Salovian: Aura Saertashoriso Sak’onperentsio Tsent’ri, Kéyanois: Centre de congrès international Aura, Blueacian: Aura ynternasjonaal kongressintrum or simply AICC) is a skyscraper complex in Aura, Emberwood Coast that currently serves as the headquarters of the United Nations of the Auroran Continent (UNAC).
The first iteration of the AICC was the site of negotiations to end the Auroran Imperial War in 1975. It was designated as the seat of the Auroran Continental Assembly (ACA). At some point in the lifespan of the ACA, the AICC was demolished and a new structure bearing the same name was built closer to the coast as the original structure and surrounding areas were no longer suited to accommodating the ACA's needs. The site was the location of the Auroran Reunification Summit called by President Nimona Poole of Emberwood Coast in December 2017. The Charter of the UNAC was signed at this building giving rise to the founding of the UNAC on 21 December 2017.
As of 31 January 2022[update], it contains the Plenary Chamber of the Auroran Parliament, the Office of the President of the UNAC Commission and the Meeting Rooms of the Commission of the UNAC and the Council of the UNAC. Because the UNAC is a larger organisation than the ACA in terms of responsibilities, funding and agencies, the AICC proved inadequate for its needs. Nevertheless, due to its symbolic importance and its status as an exceptional example of Emberitian Post-Modern Architecture, it was declared an ICHO historic monument and protected. Instead, additional buildings near the AICC were rented out or built to accommodate UNAC entities not housed in the AICC.
Once a year, the Parliament, President of the UNAC Commission, Commission and Council go to Sani Bursil, Great Morstaybishlia (MBE), to hold their summer session. This is due to a compromise in the UNAC Charter that affords equal status to Sani Bursil as a co-headquarters of the UNAC. This compromise was due to the fact that the Oan Isles and MBE insisted that as the former headquarters of the Auroran Union, seat of the government of the most powerful nation on the continent and its historic, economic and cultural importance and geographic centrality, Sani Bursil was deserving of being a seat of the UNAC. Other UNAC entities are housed elsewhere on the continent such as the Auroran Court of Justice in Andel, Axdel, the Auroran Monetary Fund in Tokapa, the Oan Isles, and the Auroran Security Agency in Oceansend City, Oceansend.
The AICC consists of the Main Building which has a floor count of 300 floors, and the he Ancillary Building with a floor count of 50 floors. The Main Building is often the main portion of the AICC that is featured in popular culture or widely remembered.
The AICC is built in the Emberitian Post-Modernism style. It has a green outward sheen due to the use of impure glass that has copper particles. The choice to use impure glass was because of its beautiful colour, relatively low cost and heat management properties. It is builted in a stepped format, whereby structures project from a central tower like side pieces attached to a larger whole so that it looks like multiple towers of varying heights fused irregularly together. The building does not have a prominent spire. This use of irregular-seeming sillouettes that provide a different view of the building depending on the angle is one of the most prominent features of Emberitian Post-Modernism.
The AICC contains the following major rooms and places:
- Assembly Room: It is a hemicycle auditorium with over 750 seats in the main portion that are arranged in levels going down, a gallery with 380 seats, booths for translators in the walls separated by sound proof glass and ancillary rooms. It houses the plenaries of the Auroran Parliament. It is colloquially known as the Hemicycle.
- Conference Room 1: It is a large room with a circular table in the middle and seating surrounding the table. This was where the main discussions for the Charter of the UNAC during the Auroran Reunification Summit were held. This is where meetings of the Council of the UNAC are held. It is sometimes known as Reunification Room or Council Room.
- Conference Room 2: It is a large room with an oval table in the middle and seating surrounding the table. This is where meetings of the Commission of the UNAC are held. It is sometimes known as Commission Room.
- Office of the President of the UNAC Commission: This a suite of offices, boardrooms and ancillary spaces that contain the staff that supports and assists the President of the UNAC Commission. It contains the following key rooms:
- Main Office is where the President actually does most of her day to day work.
- Briefing Room is a medium sized room with a projector and other devices used to have medium sized meetings aimed at a specific purpose where audiovisual equipment will be necessary.
- Press Room is a medium sized room where members of the press and media are addressed and their questions are taken.
The AICC is not only the UNAC headquarters but also a public space, so there are other key rooms and spaces that serve the public when visiting the building as follows:
- Main Corridor: It surrounds the Assembly Room and contains the flags of all the member states.
- Main Attrium: A large multistory space where politicians and people converge. Its walls have a complex web-like frame.
- Upper Attrium: It is similar to the Main Attrim but contains chairs for people to sit on and provides beautiful views of the city. It contains shops and a canteen. It is the highest space that the public can freely occupy.
- Upper Levels: These are restricted parts of the building where only authorised personnel such as members of the Auroran Parliament and UNAC staff are permitted. They contain luxurious facilities for the politicians and staff to meet, relax and have meetings, access the Internet, printing, and other amenities. It also contains boardrooms, auditoriums and other facilities that politicians and staff may need.