Merging tradition with innovation
The design of the new campus for one of Africa’s most advanced airlines is informed by the fascinating Ethiopian landscape and vernacular architecture with the aim of linking the rural and traditional with the innovative high tech. These two create a building that merges seemingly contradictory worlds into an exciting but balanced architectural and spatial concept in order to generate a welcoming, functional, highly flexible and inspirational working environment.
Key feature of the design is an external ‘Commercial Road’ connecting departments and providing access to communal staff facilities such as canteen, cafes, library and archive.
The building complex of offices, training facilities and commercial programmes is designed to a highly sustainable standard with the aim to achieve a LEED gold/platinum equivalent.