HOUSING ETHIOPIA 10 years of Mass Housing Print E-mail
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EiABC is conducting first round of PhD defence since the start of PhD Program Environmental planning in 2010 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 12:49

On Thursday October 09, 2014, the first ever PhD candidate of EiABC will defend his dissertation in the PhD Program Environmental Planning, which is running since 2010.

Aramde Fetene Mengistu will defend the study of Landuse/Land Cover Change and its Impacts on the Habitat Structure of Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia: Implication for Management Strategy for the first time since the start of the PHD program.

Dr. Kumelachew Yeshitela, (EiABC), Chair of Ecosystem Planning and Management, Addis Ababa University and Professor Dr. Ruediger Prasse, Leibniz University of Hannover, Institute of Environmental Planning, Hannover, Germany will be the supervisors for this defence.

The external and internal examiners are going to be Dr. Fritz Haubold, TU Dresden, Department of Physical Geography, Germany, and Professor Dr. Zerihun Woldu, Addis Ababa University, Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management Program Unit.


The defence will be held at Swedish pavilion, anyone interested is invited to join this first ever defence in EiABC.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:07
EiABC in Portugal Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:39



EiABC took part in the training week that was held at the Universidade do Porto, Portugal from 7th to 11th July.

This training took under the framework of the Erasmus Mundus and Intra-ACP Projects, funded by the European Commission.


The purpose of the training was to:

  1. To understand the full range  of possibilities from UPS OFT,
  2. Getting a clear understanding of the European Commission Executive Agency and EACEA rules/regulations and
  3. Observing/learning from the manner in which our team manages the various Erasmus Mundus and other international mobility projects in such an efficient manner.

Mr. Shimeles Habtamu, Mr., Essayas Taye and Mr. Abiy Mulugeta represented EiABC in this amazing training.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 12:07
EiABC Visited University of Andalas, Indonesia Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:08

On 11 and 12 August, EiABC (Represented by Agus Prianto - Head of External and International Relations Office) introduced the Institute to the Heads of the University of Andalas in order to initiate a future cooperation agreement.

The engineering faculty and students have been very interested for further developments.

EiABC has in its strategy to increase the mobility of students abroad (sending and receiving) and the Office of International Relations will be involved in supporting these mobilities. EiABC wants to increase the internationalization of the campus and share knowledge with the academic community and societal thanks to its excellent position at the International level.

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EiABC was represented at the first ever SUDPIA Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:21

14-22nd of July 2014

The Postgraduate and International Office of Stellenbosh University (South Africa) has launched the very first SUDPIA programme for administrative and support staff members from partner and associated Universities in Africa.

This programme has come in response to a growing need for practical guidance on the implementation of internationalization at both operational and strategic level within Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

The Deputy Managing Director, Ataklti Abrha and the Head of International Relations Office, Agus Prianto, attend this programme as representatives of EiABC.

The links between EiABC and Stellenbosh become more and more important and further developments are expecting this year.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 07:31
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 07:24

This year’s ETH-EiABC student exchange workshop addresses one of the pressing challenges in contemporary Addis Ababa: how to make pedestrian mobility safer, more inclusive, and equitable in a rapidly developing, car-oriented urban environment. From August 25 to September 6 2014, an interdisciplinary group of twenty Bachelor, Master and PhD students from EiABC and ETH Zurich are exploring new concepts, strategies and designs for improving pedestrian mobility from a bottom-up perspective. Under the assumption that such an approach could embrace the pedestrians’ everyday economic and social activities in a more integrative manner, the workshop aims at providing a basis for straight for wardly applicable ideas that would counteract the realities of implemented transportation infrastructure.

Teaching ETH: Sascha Delz, Catherine Lippuner, Bin Bin Pearce, Basil Vitins
Support EiABC: Zara Gray, Fikreselassie Hailu, Bisrat Kifle (Chair of Basic Architecture and Design)

Ethio-Germany Workshop Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 06:59

EiABC is happy to report thatannual workshop “Welcome Africa”has been a full success. This workshop held in Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany this past July finished with visionary goals and interests on both sides.

10 students and 5 academics from EiABC Addis Ababa worked with their German peers on the final design of the third experimental house called MACU (Mobile Automated Construction Unit) which is part of the three-year research project “Welcome to Africa“ founded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. MACU is due to be built in December in Addis Ababa.


Furthermore, scientific director EiABC Joachim Dieter and managing director EiABC Dr.BéatriceDelpouve came to Weimar to arrange further collaboration and projects (Bauhaus in Addis). For this reason a research proposal for a housing concept in Addis for 2015-2020 was prepared together with the German partner.



New Technological innovation for blinds and transforming the livelihood at EiABC Print E-mail
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

The project is a practical project targeted to enhance the spatial understanding of the blind people and creates a simpler mechanism for navigating blinds. It requires a minimum of five students and two assisting advisors from the chair of Urban design.

The major partners of this project in Addis Ababa city are, The Ethiopian National Association of the Blind, Non Governmental Organizations working on Handicaps and EiABC The project is conducted by two students from the Undergraduate classes of Urban and regional planning program namely Bizuayehu Jembere and Sadat Bedru with Tibebu Assefa from the chair of Urban design.


Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 08:19
APPLICATION MAAD MSc in Advanced Architetural Design Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 12:58


See more information Masters page:-


Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 07:33
Thursday, 14 August 2014 11:44

The projects and the winners are:


- Renovation works for EiABC Lecture Hall Building, under the expertise of our Academic staff, Solomon G/Hiwot, with the company BEREKA CONSTRUCTION


- Asphalt Road and Cobble Stone Pavements, under the expertise of our Academic Staff, Wondwossen Tadesse, with the company BIYANKO BUILDING CONTRACTOR PLC


- New ICT Infrastructure in order to allow EiABC to develop its e-learning strategic plan and his internet connexion, under the expertise of the Head of ICT Walelegne  Beyene, with SYMBOL TECHNOLOGY PLC


All the work renovations and construction will start on Monday and will be achieved for the new academic year.

Monday, 07 July 2014 11:50

Saturday 5th of July, a staff delegation with representatives from the Campus Police, the General Service and the Student service, came to thank the Management Board of EiABC for their new Uniforms, received on time and accordingly the quality they requested.


The Management of all EiABC Uniform started some months ago with the nomination of a Technical Committee elected by the employees themselves and in charge of the evaluation of their needs and quality. After the Bid process, the employees received their materials and some of them will be tailor-made.

This participation approach is well appreciated by the staff expecting the recognition of their special need to work in a better condition at EiABC. 

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 09:15
GrAB "Growing as Building" workshop with international scientists Print E-mail
Friday, 08 August 2014 14:40

Growing as Building student workshop at EiABC

In the week from 9. to 12. of June 2104 the Chair of Architecture and Design III hosted a student workshop within the frame of the research project GrAB Growing As Building. The project is a 2,5 years research, located at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and funded by the Austrian Science fund FWF. The Austrian project partners, Dr. Barbara Imhof and Mag. Waltraut Hoheneder from LIQUIFER Systems Group, Vienna, were conducting the workshop together with Chairholder Dr. Petra Gruber, DI Solweig Kieser and BSc. Mohammedneja Shikur.
The workshop aimed at translating results from the basic research about growth in nature into architectural concepts. Themes of the workshop included: natural composite materials, research and modeling of constructions found in endemic ethiopian plants, concepts for gradual change of structural properties by water uptake and designing moulds for natural grown material. The concepts generated in the workshop will be taken further in the next steps of the research project.

further information:
www.growingasbuilding.org <http://www.growingasbuilding.org>
www.liquifer.com <http://www.liquifer.com>

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:46
The Water Resilient Green Cities in Africa (WGA) project conducted the first local stakeholder workshop Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2014 07:10

The Water Resilient Green Cities in Africa (WGA) project of EiABC conducted a one-day local stakeholder meeting on May 8, 2014. The objectives of the workshop are to introduce the WGA project to local level stakeholders; to get some knowledge on the currently practiced strategies for coping with flood and drought in Addis; and to get the consent of local level stakeholders for participating in the WGA project activities. This workshop is the continuation of the city level workshop we conducted in January 2014.


The participants were drawn from the project site in the Little Akaki and Jemo catchment in Nefas Silk- Lafto and Kolfe- Keranyo subcities. Thirty-five participants from five woredas, community based organizations, Mekanissa urban farmer association and Mekanissa evangelical seminarium attended the workshop. Ato Yonas Ayalew, deputy head of the Construction and Housing Development Bureau of Addis Ababa opened the workshop and briefed the participants about the involvement of the city administration of Addis Ababa. He stressed that all stakeholders should collaborate and contribute to the success of the project.


At the workshop, Dr. Kumelachew Yeshitela, project director of WGA, briefed the participants about the objectives of the research project. Dr. Hailu Worku, a post-doc researcher at the project presented the “Food Problems of Addis Ababa”. Ato Abraham Workneh, city researcher at the project presented the WGA project catchment conditions and case study sites. Dr. Ketema Abebe (city researcher) and Ato Liku Workalemahu (PhD student) led the group exercise on “available strategies for coping with floods and droughts in Addis Ababa”.


Wednesday, 13 August 2014 09:18
Korea DMZ Peace and Life Valley, Korea | photo credit: Jongoh Kim


The Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development in cooperation with Adama Science and Technology University invite for a lecture by renowned Korean Architect Seung Hyosang. Monday, June 16 2014, EiABC A-Hall, 18:00pm

more information about Mr. Seung Hyo Sang and IROJE on




Friday, 15 August 2014 06:44

On the 24th and the 25th of June 2014 the Chair of Architecture & Dwelling of the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture organizes an International Conference called ‘Double Day on Dwelling’. On the 24th of June the topic will be ‘ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES ON HOUSING’ with lectures by: Victoria Easton (ETHZ), Oliver Heckmann (SUTD), Monique Eleb (ENSA, Paris Malaquais), Dick van Gameren (TU Delft), Carmen Espegel (ETSA Madrid), Orsina Simona Pierini (Politecnico di Milano) and Gerald Ledent (Université Catholique de Louvain).

After the lectures we will have a panel discussion moderated by Dirk van den Heuvel (TU Delft).

On the 25th of June the topic will ‘GLOBAL HOUSING’ with lectures by: Rainer Hehl (ETHZ & TU Berlin), Anteneh Tesfaye (EiABC) and Charles Correa from India. Students will present the results of the two Global Housing MSc Studios ‘Charging Chandigarh’ and ‘Addis Additions’, as well as a presentation of the results of the Student Workshop ‘Habitat Design India, Ahmedabad’ will take place. This day will be closed with a panel discussion moderated by Tom Avermaete (TU Delft).

Both days start at 9.30 and take place in the Berlagezaal at the Faculty of Architecture, Julianalaan 134, Delft, The Netherlands. Admission is free, but please register by email: Architectuur-BK@tudelft.nl for more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Delft.Architectural.Studies.on.Housing


Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:52


Project: Architectural Design Competition for a BUS and TAXI STOP

Client: AA Road and Transport Bureau (AARTB)

Project Site: Major Bus and Taxi Stop Areas

Eligibility: EiABC Staff & Students

Registration: @ Director of Undergraduate Programs office with secretary Rahel

BRIEF: We are looking for creative, functional and financially feasible designs.

The ‘standard’ Bus/Taxi Stop design should be able to adjust to different site conditions, in other words be able to be reproduced all over the city. It is also necessary to have a extension design to the bus stop in the event that the bus stop needs to be enlarged. The minimum size of the bus/taxi stop is 2m by 4m + the extension.


2D Drawings on max. 2A1 sheets mounted on rigid boards:

Site Plan 1:50/20

Floor Plans, Sections and Elevations 1:50/20

Photo prints of rendered 3D views showing the structures appearance from all corners

Design report including design concept, constructional and structural considerations, floor area calculation & cost estimate

Code identification letter


Drawings shall be presented on non-transparent plotting papers

Drawings & photo prints to be mounted on rigid boards.

All Drawings & prints to be marked on the lower right corner, with the Identification Code.

The Identification Code must consist of 4-digits ending with an English alphabet.

The Code Identification letter shall be sealed separately in a business letter envelope and shall be marked clearly ‘Code Identification Letter’.

Submission Venue: the Technical Advisor’s office,

EiABC Prizes: 1st - Prize: Birr 75.000

2nd - Prize: Birr 50.000

3rd - Prize: Birr 30.000

4th - Prize: Birr 20.000

5th - Prize: Birr 10.000

Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:44

GC organised blood donation week!

The graduating class from the Undergraduate Programs of Urban and Regional Planning URPL and Construction Technology and Management CoTM at EiABC organised a one-week blood donation event. The students decided to dedicate their time to organise this event for promoting the culture of blood donation among the youth. Blood donation is a simple action that can save peoples lives. Introducing and promoting this culture among young students will have a positive impact on society and will teach social responsibility for everyone. The event took place on the second week of May, students and staff were welcome to donate.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:40

The new terminal of Vienna Airport, © Roman Bönsch





Photo shooting in Addis Ababa within the frame of the training, Roman Bönsch and EiABC staff.


The Chair of Architecture and Design III organised a Training on professional Architectural Photography for the academic staff members of EiABC.

The 10-day workshop was conducted by the Austrian architect and photographer Roman Bönsch and held from May 2nd to May 10th, 2014.


The training consisted of lectures, exercises and shooting sessions at the EiABC Campus, in Addis Ababa City and Awassa. In the theory lessions a extensive introduction into the subject was given, general and specific challenges of Architectural Photography, processing and publishing were discussed.

The professional equipment components were explained and demonstrated to the workshop team, site planning, time/light planning, the standpoint, manual exposure, focusing, perspective control, panoramic photography, timelapse photography were trained practically during the exercises and shooting sessions. An introduction into the Digital Darkroom was also part of the training (monitor calibrating, lens correction, noise, color correction etc.)

Furthermore, the participants learned to deal with professional photo-software for post-processing. Image Output and Archiving were as well subject of the training.

A two-day excursion to Awassa took place, where the team shooted mainly the architectural work of architect Zeleke Belay on the University Campus Awassa for an upcoming publication. 11 staff members of EiABC participated in the training.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:37

The Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, EiABC, and the Chair of Architecture and Design III are pleased to announce the newly introduced Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design MAAD. The  Master Program specialises in the field of Advanced Architectural Design, emphasising on the building as focal unit of design based on the context related expertise. The program is structured in content based modules on contextual design, theory, history and culture, building science, advanced building structures, design realisation and emergent technologies, architectural design courses and a design based master thesis.


It is a two year full time Master Program, starting in the academic year 2014.

The applicant must have qualifications above average of his/her former Bachelor of Science Studies in Architecture of a duration of at least 5 academic years, and 2 years of professional experience.

Students have to apply at Addis Ababa University in May or June 2014.

The student must submit a portfolio of his/her personal work and and pass an entrance exam and a standardised English language test.

The portfolio shall contain: a CV, the B.Sc. graduation project, copies of academic qualifications, selected works of practice and studies, sponsorship letter, two recommendation letters (one employer's and one teacher's) and a personal motivation letter.


15 students will be admitted to the Master Program.


Chair: Chair of Architecture and Design III

Master Program: Master of Science in  Advanced  Architectural  Design (MAAD)

Start of the Master Program: Academic year 2014

Registration place: Addis Ababa University

Registration time: May/June 2014

Admission requirements:

MACU Workshop at EiABC Campus Addis Ababa 9th - 15th May 2014 Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:19

As a continuation of the experimental Prototypes (2012 SECU- Sustainable Emerging City Unit and the 2013 SICU- Sustainable Incremental Construction Unit) built by international teams from EiABC and Bauhaus University, there will be a workshop from 9th to 15th of May bringing 16 students and project members from both sides together at EIABC to work on the third house: MACU (Mobile automated contemporary Unit).

The workshop will focus on detailing solutions for a customized, digitally fabricated G+1 Housing Unit to be set up in Juba, South Sudan. The University of Juba is the third Partner joining this international research project.

The project focuses on joining traditional wood craftsmanship with contemporary CNC Fabrication techniques using only plywood construction elements without metal or glue. By using advanced parametric CAD tools the research team will develop a structure that is able to adapt to different surroundings both in location and fabrication. The Project is financed by the Ethiopian and German Federal Ministries of Education.


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:32
EiABC Visits the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:11



A team of staff and students from the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) of the Addis Ababa University visited the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on April 30, 2014. EiABC is playing a leading role in training students in design, construction technology and management and actively involved in conducting research in the fields of the built environment of the country. The visit was organized as one of the educational and social responsibilities of EiABC, but most importantly as the institute’s commitment and support to the national growth and transformation plan of the country. Ethiopia for the last several years has been registering tremendous growth rates of urbanization, which in turn requires high amounts of energy demands and projects like GERD have great potential in supporting this growth in the right direction. This trip was also organized as part of EiABC’s 60th year Anniversary.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:27