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Old June 1st, 2013, 07:29 PM   #41
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oromia cultural complex center seems amazing! what kind of buildings will have??
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oromia cultural complex center seems amazing! what kind of buildings will have??

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http://www.gerettaconsult.com/Commercialo%20ffice%20buildings.html




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http://www.asvs.pt/en/architecture/h...a-ethiopia-36/
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Mezzanine Floor Interior Design, African Union Grand Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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February 2013

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Design Study

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The 'African Union Grand Hotel' is a multipurpose hotel complex, located next to the diplomatic quarter of the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. It was designed for presidential, diplomatic and financial visitors to Ethiopia’s capital city. It is composed by rooms and suites, meeting rooms, numerous restaurants and bars, spa, swimming pool and a business center. It is located at Starbet road, a few meters from the African Union headquarters.
ASVS’s study for the ‘African Union Grand Hotel' covers the interior design of the Mezzanine Floor spaces, including the Ballroom (the main multipurpose room of the hotel), the TV Lounge/Piano Bar and other social areas involving the two referred spaces.
The size and the unique features of the equipment, rated as a 7 star hotel, require sophisticated spaces, extremely comfortable and whose image should remain in visitor’s memories. ASVS’s proposal tries to combine luxury with elegance, introducing some decorative elements of the local culture, giving them a new cosmopolitan and international dimension.













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ADDIS ABABA | Capital Hotel and Spa | Completed




Capital Hotel & Spa joins the city’s hospitality industry

Addis Ababa, the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the seat of the African Union Commission, saw the opening of a new hotel,
Capital Hotel & Spa on Friday May 10.
Lexus Hotels Plc, owned by Yemane G/Selassie Gebre, also the proprietor of Hosae Trading Plc, invested 720 million birr for the full construction of Capital Hotel & Spa on a 19,000m2 plot of land, on Haile Gebreselassie Road near Wuhalimat.
Addis Ababa is strengthening its reputation as the diplomatic hub of the continent while its hospitality industry is thriving to meet the growing demand.
This past week, Capital Hotel & Spa proudly joined the hospitality industry that saw several other new additions.
The 12-storey Hotel & Spa, including the mezzanine and two basements, tags the theme of a conference resort featuring facilities that meet the requirements of international travelers and residents of the city wishing to spend time with friends, business partners and or family.
The hotel aspires to develop its own market share in the visitors’ segments, booking by government offices and authorities, diplomatic missions, international organizations, associations and commercial companies, according to the manager.
The hotel, located at the heart of the city is accessible from all corners of Addis Ababa. It has 114 spacious rooms, 80 percent of them non smoking, to accommodate customers from all part of the world. There are four types of rooms including standard, superior, studio and suites, all with balconies as well as WIFI, and in-room safes.
It is also fitted with an outdoor swimming pool, spa [with discount for members] and gym on separate floors for ladies and gents. It also has ample underground parking space for up to 150 cars.
The hotel, which currently employs 225 people, aspires to attract professionals in the hotel industry. In addition to knowledge and skills, the hotel is also careful about its employee’s attitude while recruiting.
At the hotel, employees have been trained to master the knowledge and skills in their respective areas of responsibility even though almost all of them have previous experience from other hotels in the city. “Our employees mostly come from the best hotels in the city and we have trained them so that they can better serve Capital’s values,” said the manager.
Ulrike Braun-Nasso, General Manager of the hotel who was the Director of Sales and Marketing Department at Radisson Blu, said she is hopeful that disputes between the management and employees will not occur in the hotel unlike other hotels that have even come to be famous for. She said the hotel cares for its customers as well as employees who play a vital role for customers’ satisfaction.
The long awaited Ministry of Culture & Tourism’s (MoCT) standard and requirements for hotels, restaurants, lodges and motels is expected to be implemented within the coming three months.
The General Manager of Capital Hotel & Spa said that the management has been communicating with the ministry and they are quite confident that the 5 Star standards shall be bestowed by the MoCT. The ministry held discussions concerning the standard some two months back with stakeholders.
The study of the standard was financed by the World Bank (WB) through the Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Development Project (ESTDP). The directive is hoped to guarantee duty free right for construction materials and machinery as per the rank the hotel would hold.
Hosae Trading House Plc is engaged in import of steel products, automotive products, and machinery and related after sales services. It also exports agricultural commodities to the global market.

http://capitalethiopia.com/index.php...ital&Itemid=27

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http://capitalhotelandspa.com/
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Grand Ghion 5 and 4 star hotel | Approved

Vanished Prince tries to rekindle Ghion’s deal

By Muluken Yewondwossen



Monday, 17 September 2012 08:27

After the failure of the Privatization and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency (PPESA) to fully privatize Ghion Hotel Enterprise, the biggest state hotel, in early August, Aklile Berhan Mekonnen (Prince), who had agreed with the Agency in 2010 to manage the hotel jointly, convey his interest to initiate the deal again.

The Prince is the only investor who went through all formalities up until the final stage of the privatization bid two years ago, however he did not make his down payment on time, the last step.
PPESA, the public enterprises regulatory body, concluded the USD 512 million deal for joint venture management, but the deal was terminated after six months due to a delay by the investor in coming up with the initial USD 210 million capital.
Following the Prince’s disappearance PPESA had canceled the offer and put up the hotel for sale in the past budget year with full acquisition. This was the first time the agency decided to privatize the hotel fully. Ghion has been offered for auction on different occasions, but so far none of the deals made have been fruitful.
On the latest bid that opened in the past month no interested buyer appeared, while over ten local and international companies purchased the bid document.
A few weeks ago Aklile Berhan told Capital that he has still an interest in managing the hotel. He confirmed that he would approach the agency for the second time to revive the initial deal.
“There was a delay for the down payment due to problems, but I asked the agency to give me additional time,” Aklile, an Ethiopian born Italian based investor, explained to Capital.
He said that he has sufficient investment capacity to make Ghion one of the biggest hotels in the capital.
Wondafrash Assefa, public relations head of PPESA, told Capital that he did not have any information on whether Aklile has approached the agency to rekindle the old deal or not.
Wondafrash said that the business plan that Aklile delivered was highly related with the agency’s requirements, but he did not deliver on time. “The hotel will up be up for sale for the second time in the current budget year and the Prince can participate in the bid,” he said.
On August 8, the bid’s opening day competition was expected to be stiff between interested bidders to finally own the hotel that has been dangled by the privatization agency for the past few years. PPESA asked for USD 150 million floor price for the sale of the hotel in the past bid.
The Ghion Hotels Enterprise, one of the nation’s oldest hotels established in connection with the conception of the Organization of African Unity, which was established in 1951 and used to operate a chain of eleven hotels. The rest of the hotels, which are all located in historical areas of northern Ethiopia, have already been transferred to private investors.


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Bole International Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia


Bole International Airport is located 8km south-east of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is the larger of the two international airports located in Addis Ababa, the second being the Lideta Airport which is located in the south-west of the capital.

In 1999, an expansion plan was announced at Bole International Airport (formerly known as Haile Selassie I International Airport, constructed in 1961 and renovated in 1971) at a cost of $130m (1.05bn Birr) in order to produce a new super hub for the African Continent
This involved the construction of a new 3,800m runway (07R/25L) running parallel to the existing runway (07L/25R, 3,700m), as well as five taxiways (including two with high-speed specification) linking the new runway to the existing runway.
"Bole International Airport has been expanded at a cost of $130m in order to produce a new super hub for Africa."
It also involved the construction of a new airport terminal (an ultra-modern steel and glass structure), a car park, a shopping complex and restaurants.
In addition to this, the airport expansion involved the construction of a new control tower and the installation of state-of-the-art electrical and fire-fighting equipment, numerous accessories to the new terminal building and parallel runway, runway lighting, power generation, internal escalators, baggage carousels and conveyors, a public address system and other communication devices and installations.
The airport expansion was completed and opened in May 2003 and the new terminal took on the mantle of handling the majority of flights. The older terminal then underwent a radical refurbishment programme and was put back into operation in 2004 as a domestic terminal.
In December 2010, the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise announced another expansion project worth $27.9m at the airport. The project will include expansion of the aircraft parking capacity from 19 to 44 in order to accommodate heavier aircraft such as Boeing 747 and Boeing 777.
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) was awarded a $66m contract for the expansion project. CRBC will also upgrade the existing runway and expand the taxiway. The project is expected to be completed by July 2012.
In the first phase of the project, 15 parking areas will be constructed and the remaining will be completed in the next phase. The expansion will help in easing air traffic congestion due to increase in international travel.
Phase one
The runway was designed to handle any size of aircraft including Boeing 747s and Airbus A340s. The runway runs parallel to the existing runway and consists of five entrances and exits to the old runway, which serve as taxiways.
The cost of constructing the runway was estimated at $30m. Dar-al Handasah, a Lebanese company, was project consultant and Kajma Keanganam, a joint Korean and Japanese company, was the lead contractor.
Phase two
The second phase consisted of the construction of a new international terminal building, with a parking garage, a shopping complex and restaurants. It is a mainly steel structure. The cost of completing the second phase was estimated at $75m with the British firm, Fitchner, in charge of the project management and Al-Kharafi and Sons, a Kuwaiti company, as contractors.
The new terminal has a high and spacious design where the three levels are the height of a six-storey building. The shining steel and glass structure is an architectural and artistic masterpiece. Passenger convenience and service has led to space being increased by five times over the previous main terminal to 43,000m².
"Bole Airport's runway was designed to handle any size of aircraft including Boeing 747s and Airbus A340s."
Five direct boarding gates stretch out on the new apron, allowing passengers quick and easy boarding and departure from aircraft.
The latest baggage handling facilities and services are provided, as well as expanded immigration and customs counters. The full range of modern facilities and services are available.
Modern communication and banking services are provided, and the food and shopping needs and wants of customer are fully catered for.
The inside of the terminal resembles a modern shopping mall, with plenty of space to meet all the requirements of the experienced international traveller. In anticipation of further growth the terminal was constructed with the capacity to handle, in the first phase of opening, 1,870 passengers an hour, and this can expand to over 3,000.
Phase three
The third phase was for the construction of the 38m control tower (double the height of the previous one) and installation of new electrical and fire-fighting equipment. It also included the provision of numerous accessories to the terminal building and parallel runway, runway lighting, power generation, internal escalators, baggage carousels and conveyors, public address system and other communication devices and installation.
The cost of completing the third phase of the project was estimated at $30m and the German company Siemens was the lead contractor. The priority of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority was safety and special attention was given to the provision of state-of-art landing and navigation aids, improving communication and upgrading safety equipment on the ground.
Expansion rationale
The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, which manages Bole Airport have developed a comprehensive National Airports Development Plan covering the period 1999–2017 and the expansion of the airport is a major part of the plan. The airport has had a 12-fold increase in capacity to handle six to seven million passengers annually from its previous capacity of 500,000 passengers.
The airport authorities have found that the expansion of the airport has turned Bole Airport into one of the major aviation capitals of Africa. Bole is now one of the main pilot training and aircraft maintenance centres in Africa. The provision of easy international connections at Bole has been a key element in the ambition of Addis Ababa to become one of the most global cities in East Africa. Good air connections are essential in attracting new business to the capital.
Addis is currently the emerging capital city in Africa, having been made the Headquarters of the African Union and also the base of the major UN agencies. The finance for the project was provided by the African Development Bank, the Arab Development Bank, OPEC, Nordic Development Fund and the Ethiopian government.
The new airport with its modern reliable infrastructure has certainly helped Addis bloom. The upgraded Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is now able to handle up to 17 aircraft simultaneously.
"The airport authorities hoped that the expansion of the airport would Bole International into the aviation capital of Africa."
In 2005 Ethiopian Airlines announced that it intended to be Africa's launch carrier for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (since delayed) by placing a firm order for ten jets with an option for five more. The order was valued at $1.3bn.
Barcoded boarding

In March 2008 Bole International Airport became the first airport in Africa to implement 2D barcoded boarding passes for all international and domestic flights. This bold move circumvents the International Air Transport Association (IATA) requirement deadline by over two years (2010).
The system was installed by SITA (EAE has awarded them a five-year contract, which includes an upgrade to AirportConnect Open, making it easier to issue barcoded passes).
The installation includes the replacement of all check-in printers at the airport with 2D barcode-compatible machines and the introduction of 2D barcode readers at boarding gates. SITA's remit also includes a new baggage management system (SITA Bag Manager).
The 2D barcode system allows passengers to print their own 2D barcoded boarding passes during e-check-in or alternatively to use SITA CUSS kiosks at the airport during self-service check-in. Bole is one of only five airports in Africa to have self-service CUSS check-in capability.

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ADDIS ABABA | Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce HQ | Proposal
Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce Headquarters Winning Proposal / BC Architects

09MAY2013

http://www.archdaily.com/370377/addi...bc-architects/

Courtesy of BC Architects, ABBA architects, and Adey Tadess
BC Architects, in collaboration with ABBA architects and Adey Tadesse, won the competition for the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce Headquarters in Ethiopia with their approach towards a “glocaldesign”. With the goal of sensibly involving local materials in this mid-high-rise building, this resulted in a local nature stone façade system inspired by a ‘Netela’ (threaded Ethiopian textile which so nicely shows the threads of cotton and which has a character of both shadow and transparency). More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of BC Architects, ABBA architects, and Adey Tadess
The creation of urban potential – through architecture, and the quest for a glocal architecture urbanism, in common perception, comes before architecture: urbanism creates potential by generating conditions to orchestrate the city’s latter architectural objects. Urbanism is a very generous way of thinking, since a lot is left open, whereas architecture is a more selfish discipline, which uses up the potential generated by others. In some rapidly changing cities of the global south though, urbanism doesn’t necessarily happen before architecture: it coincides in time. At this moment in Addis Ababa, a chaotic arrangement of individual building blocks burdens the city’s collective and common spaces, due to an absent or ineffective planning culture. This, with other urban parameters, leads to tangible effects such as unsafe or absent pedestrian walkways, a lack of accessible parks and squares, and petty theft and violence in undefined public spaces.

north elevation
A second relevant fact in shaping the city through buildings of considerable scale, consists of the desire of local architects to import an international style of global-modernist buildings, neglecting local traditions, materials and identity in Ethiopian architecture. This imported style tries to connect with a financial reality, which is more and more global, but – with its glass façades and air conditioning – is also often climatologically inappropriate for the harsh afternoon sun in Addis Ababa.

south elevation
With the architectural design competition for the Headquarters building of the Chamber of Commerce and Sectorial Associations, we take these two facts as a starting point. Being inspired by and in cooperation with a new generation of Ethiopian architects, we consider it our joint duty to respect both the local identity and the emerging metropolis: our design aims to create potential – as urbanists do - through architecture, while trying to establish a glocal architecture.

west elevation
We aim to create potential outside and inside the building, acting both as an urbanist and an architect, through the relationship of the building to the urban surrounding, and through the internal organization of the functions. At the same time, we aim to generate an architectural language serving the needs of an international entrepreneurial community, while being in line with local materials and identity. Besides using local materials, the design also refers to the ‘Netela’, a woven Ethiopian textile, which so nicely shows the threads of cotton and has a character of both shadow and transparency.

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When Le Corbusier conceived the Radiant City, the concept of podium and tower came into existence. Originally, Le Corbusier thought of the podium as an elevated pedestrian public space and worldwide, urban planners and policy makers followed this vision in renovating whole new city parts (Algiers, Marseille, Brussels,…), or even starting new cities (Brasilia, Ankara, …). Nowhere though, has the podium fulfilled its original function as a space for pedestrians. Rather the modernist podium has installed a hierarchical distance between tower and street, creating a feeling of inaccessibility for street dwellers.

facade system diagram
In the context of Addis Ababa, we must try to rethink this podium critically to serve the specific social spaces of Ethiopian streets and commerce. In our design proposal, we bring the podium down to the public space where informal meetings, networking and vibrancy take place. Indeed, the term podium extends its meaning to urban scene, where the incoming and outgoing business actors are staged. And its stage is accessible.


In the context of Addis Abeba, the street is the main public space that answers to the needs of interaction within communities. It is the place where the rich, the middle class and the poor meet in a complex interaction of people, commerce, stories and goods. Still today, roads in neighborhoods “are not just paths or thoroughfares. They are rather vibrant places of multi-tasking. Domestic activities and businesses extend and flow out into the streets. {…} Furthermore, the streets are a social space of interaction.” (Dr. Elias Yitbarak in ‘What is Zemenawinet?’) In this function of Addis Abeba’s streets, we see potential to be created. We do this both on the outside and the inside of the proposed building.

Firstly, on the outside, the building site is defined by 3 streets, and the building gives back valuable public space that facilitates trade, social encounter and exchange, in the form of 3 urban typologies: the urban park, the urban square and the urban stairs. Secondly, on the inside, the building is defined by the grand ramp, which flows from the urban square into the building and circulates around the prominent space. The good characteristics of the street – informal meetings, trade and commerce, networking, vibrancy – become a main feature of the inner circulation activities of the Headquarter Building of the Chamber of Commerce. In this way we try to instigate a vibrant busy-ness and networking environment so necessary for the entrepreneurial world.

The appearance of the building within the surrounding global-modernist style also concerns us. This brings us to the choice of materials and the façade. The Trachyte stone that will be used for façade cladding on the podium and for structural façade on the tower is a locally quarried stone, and refers to the massiveness of Ethiopian stone architecture. The façade of the tower also refers to the ‘Netela’ (woven Ethiopian textile) which so nicely shows the threads of cotton and has a character of both shadow and transparency.

By linking this local material and façade to an architectural expressive form that could connect to a global entrepreneurial community, the Headquarters Building of the Chamber of Commerce is positioning itself as a true glocal architecture, a result of a cooperation between a new generation of Ethiopian and European architects.












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LAVA’s concept for the Oromia Bank Tower creates an environmentally responsive icon, inspired by the local cultural identity and uses nature’s fluid geometry to be both efficient and




















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ADDIS ABABA | Evangelical Theological College | 33m | 10F | Approved
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The Evangelical Theological College (ETC) has a land that was purchased for its expansion around Mexico square. The area of the land is 2029m2.

The plan agreement that was received from the Kirkos Sub-city and a copy of the title deed are attached. In order to start the building project, the ETC building committee has chosen three

1. A college/graduate school that can accommodate 600-1000 students with several departments.

The plan should include modern lecture halls with 40, 60, and 80 capacities, classrooms with 20, 40, 60 capacities and seminar rooms for 20-25 students. These rooms will also be rented to different groups who want to do seminars, training, and workshops.

Chapel Seating for up to 500 people Library Space usable 2000 students Stack area of 40,000 volumes Computer Lab (25Students) Staff service area and archive Offices Administrative office with secretary offices for administration (at least three) 5 department heads offices (with shared secretary offices)

10 single offices for faculty members/staff members 6 shared faculty offices (for 2) 6 large shared faculty staff offices (cubicles) Ancillary activities Utilities and storage Cafeteria that can serve 100 people at one time Gymnasium, and indoor games area with shower facilities

Guesthouse for visiting teachers from abroad (10 bedrooms with built in bathrooms) with the possibility of using the guesthouse for generating funds. Shared bedrooms for graduate school students coming for modular courses with shared toilet and shower facilities Student dormitories for undergraduate students (rooms that can be shared for 4 students) with toilets and shower facilities.

2. In addition to the college’s activities, there is also a desire to use part of the building for income generating purposes. This could include rooms in the bottom floors to be rented out for businesses like bank, café, offices, shops, etc.

3. Underground parking

4. Some green area if possible

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Addis Ababa to register new house seekers


Addis Ababa has finalized preparations to register over 1.3 million house seekers. This is a joint announcement by Addis Ababa City Administration and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia in a press conference held on 10 May 2013 at the headquarters of the City Administration.

The new registration renews the old registration and adds more residents who need to own a roof for their head. The registration is said to have been organized in a way it offers prompt and reliable service by applying advanced registration and data management mechanisms.

The 10/90 and the 20/80 projects are going to make registration as of June 10 to 28 while the 40/60 project is slotted for registration as of August 12 to 23. Associations for housing will be registered as of July 23 to August 6.

Kuma Demeksa, the outgoing Mayor of Addis Ababa, said these housing projects consider financial capacity of city residents who seek houses to keep their heads under. The registration is to happen in all 116 district offices of the City Administration which avail ample trained professional and materials needed to manage effective registration.

According to our staff reporter, Azmeraw Mosse, the new housing projects involve housing project for the poor and least earners and 24 thousands such houses are under construction this budget year. Totally this budget year Addis Ababa is running the construction of over 95 houses across the city.

Reporter: Azmeraw Mosse


Hello All i got this news and image from the web site of the Ethiopian press agency , I think the image is from the Lideta development projects, good news,anyway 1) construction of 20,330 homes final stages of being completed,
2) construction of 80,000 homes under way 3) additional 95,000 homes are on the drawing table.



More pictures of the Lideta development from Desta Keremela's facebook page
I went to Tesfa Kokeb Junior highschool which is in the middle of these development and the only one left untouched.









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ADDIS ABABA | Ethiopian Catholic University of St. Thomas Aquinas | Proposed

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The Catholic University of Saint Thomas Aquinas project identifies, in the first phase, the buildings of the initial academic complex including two faculties (the School of Technology and the School of Medicine and Health Science), three accommodation buildings (males' and females’ dormitories and staff/guests’ accomodations), the Meal House and other students’ services and the Administration building. This step creates the basis of the future expansion, in following phases, creating a complete and functioning university environment from the very beginning.














This is a mere selection of some pictures, they're 54 in all on their website.
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ADDIS ABABA | ODA Towers | 12 fl | U/C (?)



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The ODA Towers Apartment Building Project is located around Ras Hotel area in the capital city Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The owner of the building is Ato Abinet Gebre Meskel and Midroc Foundation is the Main Contractor for the execution of shoring and foundation piles including excavation works. The shoring piles have an exposed length of average 12.5m due to the excavation for three stories under ground parking included in the design of the tower. The unique part of the ODA Tower shoring piles is some of them works as structural piles since the owner wishes to use the land totally, there is an overlap of axis between shoring lines and structural column axis. The diameter of the shoring piles is designed and under execution as 600mm. However, the diameter of the structure piles is under design stage. The project value of the work is approximated as 1,782,126.84 USD. The shoring piles will have a two layer of temporary grouted anchors.

There is an insertion of H-beam into the cast in situ bored pile to extend the shoring effect to the already excavated portion of the site. The project value of the contract is a total amount of 6,104,843.32 Ethiopian Birr. During shoring wall construction there were executions of 480m2 shoring membrane and 1,560m long temporary grouted anchor insertion. The project is under completion at this moment. The contract taken by Midroc Foundation Specialist is a turnkey, which includes both design and construction of shoring and foundation piles.
http://www.midrocfoundation.com/ongo.../ODATowers.php

They claim this is U/C but a look in Google Earth's historical imagery function shows there hasn't been any activity on this site since 2005 or so! Currently there's a patch that might be a hole and a few yellow pixels that might be a excavator, but not much is happening otherwise
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Cost: € 2,900,000.00

The project of the Building Complex commissioned by the Tigrai Development Association takes origin from the necessity to realize a building characterized by a high evocative value, which represents the association in the Ethiopian capital. Besides the directional offices of the society, this building consists of various functions with accommodating and commercial characteristics, so to have a centre of services available to the whole population. Thanks to its aspect that is highly recognizable because of its modern style, the tower stands as a window on the city as well as integrant part of its paths. The architectonical characteristics of the building recover some typical ‘tigrin’ characteristics, such as decorative elements that can be found in Adua obelisks, windows style as well as use of local marble and stone.

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here is the website: http://rosettametroplaza.com/




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International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries, has shown interest to facilitate financing a multipurpose structure incorporating a star hotel set to be developed by Rosetta General Business Plc, an IFC representative told The Reporter.

The representative said that IFC has accepted the company’s request to submit its feasibility study and the corporation has yet to evaluate the study and go through due processes before approving the loan.

The company is looking forward to secure 50 percent of the project finance in long-term loans, according to Tewodros Shiferaw, general manager and owner of the company.

The complex, which was projected to be a 17-storey structure, is to go down to a 14-storey building, with the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECA) rejecting the original design saying that the site where the building will be erected is a “fly-zone” area.

The complex, which will be resting on a 1750 sq.m. plot of land inside 2000sq.m. premises, will incorporate modern malls rising from the ground to the fifth floor where 15 to 20 escalators will (from the ground to the fifth floor) ply customers coming to shopping and visiting the place. The building will have an open space up to the fifth floor, allowing easy access to the open-malls covering 750 sq.m. at every floor. The complex will have a back-up power service not to interrupt services the complex renders, including the escalators, according to Tewodros.

The building will have 80 shop outlets, all of which will be for sale unlike the existing commonplace rental systems where traders have to rent to sell products and goods.

While modern shops and stores occupy the space from the ground to the fifth floor, the sixth floor will host four cinemas, one of which will house what will become the first 4D cinema in the country. The company is currently with 4D cinema technology providers, including Japanese Disneyland, according to Tewodros.

The star-hotel, which will sport 113 rooms and suites, will be housed in the seventh to the thirteenth floor of the building projected to cost over 420 million birr.

The management of Rosetta Metro Plaza will establish a system to facilitate Ethiopian Airline’s transit passengers, thereby establishing a window market for shoppers operating inside the building.

Aside from the complex whose ground breaking was launched Monday, the company is developing a luxurious real estate development incorporating what might become the first man-made beach in the country.
Over the coming five years, the company plans to build 305 luxury homes on the outskirts of Addis in the Legetafo area, where it has completed the construction of over a dozen houses.

If all goes according to plan, the company might cement the loan from IFC in a year time.

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wonderful!!

any project of a national library??

or a museum of ethiopian history??




The Ethiopian National Museum, in conjunction with with the newly formed Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, commissioned Heinz+Smith to conduct a study on new facility is designed to separately house the museum's natural history, and historical art and artifacts ethnographic wings. The museum is currently housed in a small facility with limited space that has been expanded multiple times and is increasingly becoming difficult to maintain.

The new facility will reflect the geography of the site, in the eastern side of Addis Ababa, as well as the traditional stone architecture of the Ethiopian highlands.


Size: 230,000 square feet (21,300 square meters)
Floors: 4 floors
Completion date: 2013

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