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HoA-REC Horn of Africa - C2C

Architecte

Synergy International

En association momentanée avec

JNC International s.a. "Joining Nature and Cities"

Programe
Botanical Garden and environmental Park of Gulele

The project program consists of several building ensembles, outdoor facilities and gardens.

Superficy of the project : 700 acres of park and
7000m² of build functions

building Cradle to Cradle
About
International competition for the development of the urban park on the north of the city Addis Abeba in
Ethiopia.
The project program consists of several building ensembles, outdoor facilities and gardens. The project aims to
turn the tide of environmental degradation, rehabilitate damaged eco-systems and ensure sustainable use of
natural resources, by serving as an example of proper environmental management for the Horn of Africa region.
It envisages enabling the study of nature, promotion of sustainable use of biodiversity resources and
demonstration of appropriate environmental technologies.
Architecture is seen here as an element of the landscape growing to provide shelter, the design approach
wants to be bioclimatic and based on an extensive use of local materials with a low embodied energy.
Alluding to organic geometry and primordial building traditions, the different parts of the program are organized
underneath the generous roof with different degrees of enclosure depending on the activity sheltered and the
degree of accessibility to the public but with maximum openness and maximum security.
Paths, Paved areas and Buildings lines traced in harmony with the nature of the landscape, defining the
meeting place – Mengenagna – punctuated by a “Meeting Tree” (arbre à palabres).
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Typology
Offices (include mixed use)
Status
Built
Year of conception
2008-2010
Year of delivery
2012
Client
Addis Abeba University & Nederland's Embassy
Area
700


Addis abeba

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