SICA Headquarters

The SICA main building holds the headquarters of the Central American Integration System’s General Secretariat as well as other secretariats and programs. It was built on a 9,919.31 square meters area, donated by the Government of El Salvador. The construction was funded by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The building uses a modern concept that blends Central American cultures, offering a functional solution to current regional integration challenges.
 
Visitors access the building through a renaissance style entrance evoking "La Casona" (the big house), an old building where ODECA, the Spanish acronym for the Organization of Central American States, started its modern regional integration efforts. It then flows into a broad flagged square that forms a natural reception area for both the building and the whole complex.
 
The front of the building reflects the function of the General Secretariat of SICA, which has to do with all aspects of Central American integration. The south facade design includes a reflective-green glass curtain wall, the color suggesting the green of the Central American tropical millieu. Located in the center of the curtain wall, a multicolored decoration depicts the Central American integration process. This vibrant design constitutes one of the building's architectural and artistic landmarks.

This staggered glass mural opens onto a spacious interior vestibule in the middle of the building. The staggering suggests the tiered architecture of the Central American ancient pyramids. The north façade, facing Boulevard Monseñor, Romero boasts fixed green glazing and a small accent of colored glass in the form of a smaller cube at the main entrance forming a lobby.

The design of the glass murals was made by the Central American artist Fernando Llort, painter, sculptor, and muralist. The design symbolizes the integrationist ideals and values and is expected to promote SICA’s image at a regional and international level.

The glass murals are designed in an upward form, showing the unity of diverse cultures comprising Central American history. Its flora and fauna reflect the variety of the Regional character, as well as the effort and hopes for Central America to become a region of Peace, Freedom, Democracy, and Development through integration.

The new SICA headquarters, the Central America House, was inaugurated in July 2011, by the Heads of State and Government of SICA Member States