EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN ADDIS ABEBA
Jested f Kleci student prize nominant
The site for the new embassy is located in a residential area of the city of Addis Ababa and is surrounded by a dynamicly growing residential area - existing low-rise buildings built without much regulation are being replaced by high-rise office buildings, hotels and new apartment buildings. The site is approximately 14 thousand sqm.
By the clear arrangement of the buildings in a clear grid together with the placement of the buildings directly to the perimeter wall of the plot I create a series of regular, clearly defined spaces - plazas, gardens, atriums. Each space has its own specific use and character. They do not cross each other, but are connected by a series of passages and overlooks. This structure is intersected by one main axis of communication and view, leading from the main entrance to the technical part of the complex located at the rear edge.The intimacy of the individual small spaces is enhanced by the fact that all the objects are completely hidden behind the perimeter wall.