Design of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ethiopia

Fikadu Feyisa , kaleb fikadu, Melkamu Yeshitila and Ruhama Mekonen
Adama science and technology university

Project idea

The project is the design of Czech Embassy complex in Addis Ababa that express the historical cultural, economic, political aspects of the peoples of Czech Republic and European community. The main objective and goals of this project is to express the cultural level and the traditions of Czech architecture within the European find the world context of cultural heritage in the design of every buildings and landscapes of the embassy compound. Our idea will be that the design expresses a place where foreigners can learn basic information about the history of the Czech Republic, culture find economy in all detailed building units and the landscape.

Project description

The project is new embassy complex of Czech Republic in Ethiopia that located at Bole kifle ketema Kebele 6, Addis Abeba. That is will be built of 13.304 m2.
In our design concept of the embassy complex, we try to address the operational and user requirements for all the facilities that situated on the plot of land such as the entrance building, official embassy building, apartments, residence, garages, a service facility And a space for leisure time actives of the office staff (children’s playground, swimming pool, tennis court, court for ball games).
The zoning of embassy complex developed and based on the consideration s and that includes: The official, representative, resident, housing, technical and economic, circulation, recreational, zone of local workforce zones in the site.
Our design of the embassy complex includes the following Building units or functional units with detailed programs that included in each separated building units. Those are Official embassy building, residence, Consular a visa office, Apartment building for embassy staff, and building for local workforce.

Technical information

The official embassy building is located on east plot area of the embassy complex. The building is basement +ground + mezzanine floor and it includes office spaces in fours section, consular and visa department, representative spaces, technical fund economic spaces (porter’s lodge, boiler room, substations), garages. In the basement floor we provided the spaces such as garage 605m2, fridge room 15m2, garbage room 16 m2, preparation room 13, material store room, food store room 23, power supply room23msq, internal equipment’s room 38 m2, technological equipment’s room 79m2, workshop and store room. In the ground floor there are entrance which have vestibule and entrance at the crater of the building in which on both side at the entrance have a cafeteria with coffee zone kitchen store and wc and also receptions. Behind the cafeterias there are office section are in four session office session A, on the right-hand side office session B and C on the center and rear sides of the building is consular and visa program department office on the left side of the building .on those four section of the office space we provided space s like meeting rooms ,secretary room, photocopier room, offices stores, clerk rooms, and also circulation programs are included. On the mezzanine floor office section D on left side of the building which provided area for meeting hall with their store and toilets. (MB fig 1 - 6)
The apartment building is located on center of the embassy complex. The building is with 2 story (G+2) with 9 dwelling units which are on the ground floor 3 apartments with 1 BHK and with 2 common kitchens, on the first floor. And on the last also 3 apartments with one 1BHK, and two 2BHKs and in each dwelling units have their own living room, kitchen, dining, bathroom, store and bed rooms. (A fig 1 & 2)
The building for local for local work force is located on the back side of the embassy complex. The building is G+0 and it includes service units that are 4 social flats rooms with 40 m2, electrical mechanical room and also supporting facility also included. (B fig 1)
The residence building is located on the northern corner side of the embassy complex. The building is G+1 with supporting facilities like garage, technical rooms. On the ground floor there are spaces provided the on the entrance there is a lobby and next to it satire case that leads to the upper floor and spaces provided are living room, 2 kitchens normal kitchen and representative kitchen , with representative dining room, store, guest bed rooms with bath room , and in the upper floor there is one master bed room with its master bath and dressing room ,other two dressing rooms ,and 2 other bed rooms with sharing bath room and office, representative lounge and also lobby are include.(R fig 1 - 2)