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TYPOLOGY: EDUCATIONAL LOCATION: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA   ARCHITECTS: FLANSBURGH ARCHITECTS (BOSTON)  – RAAS ARCHITECTS, CLIENT INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICTY SCHOOL   COMPLETION DATE: 2017  CONTRACT VALUE: BIRR 268,000,000 MILLION BUILT AREA 2,262 M²

The High School building is a new addition to the learning facilities of the International Community School located in the southern parts of the city.

The design of the G+4 building with basement and a rooftop is based on developing private learning spaces with communal learning and social gathering spaces. The building planning is composed of two blocks defining a central triangular courtyard for congregation where creative use of skylight for basement becomes a landscape, seating and green areas for this space. Vertical shading elements on the façade creates favorable climate for internal learning environments while the beautiful ‘Ketsela’ stone clad surface together with the vertical green creates a local aesthetic for this contemporary building