Learning From Heritage
For Sustainable Future in Addis Ababa
What Can we Learn from the unique architectural heritage of Addis Ababa to cope with the challenge of creating a sustainable city for the future?
Addis Ababa has a Unique Urban Heritage from the time before the Italian invasion in 1936.The so-called “Addis Ababa House” is an architectural typology that shows diverse, cosmopolitan influences (Armenian, Indian, Arabic and European). Those influences have merged with the local conditions of the young Ethiopian Capital. At the same time many architectural principles were applied to create comfort and beauty for its dwellers, thus these buildings are containers of potentially valuable knowledge.
The Technical University Berlin has cooperated with Ethiopian Professionals and the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development ( EiABC ) in a Research Seminar and a master design studio, both coordinated by Piet Nieder from TU Berlin. The Outcomes of the research will be presented and serve as a background of discussing the potential of adopting local building tradition for contemporary needs.
Launch of an Interactive map with the Urban Heritage of Addis Ababa.
Date: Saturday March 26, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
Door’s Opens At: 5:00 PM
Registration is Mandatory: Text Your Full Name to 0920 61 20 10
Address: The Urban Center – Infront of St. Estifanose Church, Women Federation Building Ground Floor.
Session Language: English
Free Event With Refreshment
Organizer: The Urban Center in Collaboration with Goethe-Institute Present
Parking Options: Behind the building, Mesekel Square, and Behind Oil Libya Gas Station.
Event With COVID 19 Protection MEASURES