Fall Semester 2014 – 5000 Housing Units for Addis Ababa

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Design Studio with integrated discipline (Building Structure)
Architectural Design V-IX

In the fall 2014, the design studio of the Assistant Professorship of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel focused on the development of 5.000 social housing units in Ethiopia`s capital Addis Ababa. The professorship partnered up with the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC), which was commissioned by the Addis Ababa City Administration with this task. 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 important urban questions adressing densities and the construction of neighborhoods, the studio concentrated on locally available construction methods and materials and aimed to develop architecture and construction strategies down to the scale of the detail.


Selected Student Projects:

Stadelmann / Tran

Höing / Wöhner

Sari / Berger

Disler / Rolvering

Bachmann / Zürcher


Lecture Series:


Introductory Lecture Series Fall 2014 HIQ C11 starting on Tue 16 Sept 2014
Everyone welcome.