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Weaving Publicness

Socially-integrated office building with sustainable façade

The Chamber of Commerce headquarters aims to contribute to the spatial improvement of the urban environment, and to create an architectural dialog engaged in a global context with a strong local identity.

Public spaces at ground level are integrated into the building. The façade made of “woven” locally-quarried trachyte stone reminiscent of Ethiopian stone architecture regulates ventilation and ancient textile techniques as well as sunlight.

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“Weaving” the hustle and bustle of the city streetscape deep into the new facilities
 
“Weaving publicness” project features in exhibition of Belgian architects
 
“Sustainability? Linking local material, identity and expertise” – Ken De Cooman
 
Acknowledgement prize for sustainable office building in Ethiopia
 
“Carefully crafted architecture within the city fabric” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for Africa Middle East
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Project Details
Location
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Authors
Ken De Cooman
MAIN AUTHOR
Ken De Cooman
BC architects, Belgium
Wes Degreef
MAIN AUTHOR
Wes Degreef
BC architects, Belgium
Adeyabeba Tadesse Hailemariam
MAIN AUTHOR
Adeyabeba Tadesse Hailemariam
ABBA architects, Ethiopia
Prizes
Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Middle East Africa
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