Tourist buses like to visit the Convention Centre even if no event is being staged because the hill it stands on provides a good photo vantage point overlooking Putrajaya.
The Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC; Malay: Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya) is the main convention centre in Putrajaya, Malaysia. This building is located on the top of Taman Puncak Selatan in Precinct 5.
PICC receives a yearly average of more than 230,000 delegates and 15,000 visitors around the world since 2006. Construction of the convention centre began in 2001 and finished in September 2003. The first conference held in PICC was the 10th Islamic Summit organised by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in October of the same year. In October 2004, the Putrajaya Convention Centre was officially renamed to the Putrajaya International Convention Centre or PICC.
The design of the building is based on the shape of the eye of pending perak (a silver Malay royal belt buckle). However, the structure of the roof was designed similar to a folded origami to alleviate the plain roundness of the structure. From the front view, the building's eaves or wings are lifted at the sides, creating broad over hangings over the raking wall. Most of the walls are made of glass, so natural sunlight can easily illuminate the auditorium through the raked and shaded windows.
Tourist buses like to visit the Convention Centre even if no event is being staged because the hill it stands on provides a good photo vantage point overlooking Putrajaya. About 5km away you can see Perdana Putra at the other end of the long, straight boulevard which runs down the middle of Putrajaya.