5000 Housing Units for Addis Ababa

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Design Studio with integrated discipline (Building Structure)

Architectural Design V-IX

The studio focuses on the development of different typologies for 5000 housing units in Addis Ababa. The city administration of Ethiopia’s capital commissioned the chair with this task. Already in 2015, these units for no- and low-income families, which are being displaced due to on-going redevelopment strategies, shall be constructed within the inner-city context based on the students’ design proposals. The typologies have to take the existing social and cultural conditions into consideration and, where possible, utilize local materials. Additionally, they need to remain within a given budget set by the city administration. Next to the more obvious urban questions, the studio will concentrate on locally available construction methods and materials and aims to develop architecture and construction strategies down to the scale of the detail.

The studio is taught with integrated disciplines in construction and building structures in collaboration with the Professorship Philippe Block.

In principal, the teaching language is German. Selected lectures and one consultancy group will be held in English.

The professorship also offers a seminar week trip to Addis Ababa. Enrolment is not required but highly recommended.

Asst. Prof. Dirk E. Hebel
Patrick Chladek, Felix Heisel, Hans Rufer, Gian Salis, Marta H. Wisniewska
Fall 2014 – Start: 16.09.2014, 10 am, HIQ C1

Collaborators:
Birat Kifle, Zegeye Cherenet, and Fasil Giorghis, EiABC Addis Ababa; Sascha Delz, ETHZ; Karsten Schlesier, GUTech Oman

For students: Please use the ETH Einschreibung to register and for more details.