Architecture

underground transit hub

Melat Adera
Unity University
Ethiopia

Project idea

It is an underground space which allows a city to accommodate double the number it could with out expanding above the ground level.

Project description

Its an underground transit hub which was design on the most crowded CBD area in Addis Ababa which is called Megenagna, in order to minimize the disorganized settlement due to the rapid urbanization and also to balance the consumption and production level.

Technical information

1 selection of a specific site
2 site analysis
3 designing programm
4 Implementation

- extruding down wards according to the main shape of the site
-zoning
-cascading of the floor area
-bridge connection
-solid void relation ship on existing shear walls
-chaotic organization of slab
-opening a major open to down