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Commercial Bank of Ethiopia headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
Tuesday 05 Jan 2010
 
Henn hits Ethiopian heights 
 
Henn Architekten 
 
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28/06/13 YY TT, SAN DIEGO
It is an honor to have the mark of German Inginuinity in our beloved city. Just looking at the firm responsible for this costruction assures me that it will get built.
This country is desitinied for greatness after many lost decades.
24/05/12 biniyam, kofele (kofele branch staff)
WOW, IT IS NOT ONLY CBE VISION BEING WORLD CLASS BANK BUT IT IS MINE ASPIRATION TOO BE PART OF GREAT VISSIONAR ORGANIZATION. I HOPE THIS MAKES THINGS FEASIBLE IN NEER FUTURE INSPITE OF THE NEW BANKING TECHNOLOGE
07/04/12 fekadu, addis ababa
what a beautiful design and a great pride for our country! God is good. we will see many more wonderfull things in the future .
11/06/10 bekal seyoum, atlanta
It will be our pride to see such building in our country .
12/01/10 Temoor Ahmad, Madrid
I love the slit in the façade signalling the entrance of the building. If not done properly, this can usually come off as an arbitrary way to provide relief in the façade design - but that's not the case here.Beautiful, graceful subtle and mature.
07/01/10 MOHAMMED HUSSIEN, DÜSSELDORF
I am very glad to know about this projet that was won bay henn
danke germany
 

Editorial

German firm to design CBE headquarters in Addis Ababa 

Henn Architekten has won first prize in an architectural competition for the construction of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) headquarters in Addis Ababa. Once completed, the 42-storey tower will be the tallest building ever built in Ethiopia.

The firm’s proposal includes, on the longer sides of the slender office tower, a gap in the facade which will reveal the city from a new perspective. The reduced reflection of the glass skin will permit a contrasting glimpse inside the building. This openness will continue to base level, where the entrance area will be revealed. The tower will be accompanied by a conference centre and a shopping mall. The buildings will be clustered around a sunken landscaped plaza.

At the competition awards ceremony, CBE president, Ato Bekalu Zeleke, said: “The construction of the new headquarters building is a gesture of CBE's aspiration to become a world class bank.” A seven-person jury composed of Ethiopians and foreigners in the field selected the winning architectural design from 21 local and foreign contestants that submitted their work.

The skyscraper, due to be built in five years' time, will bring CBE’s now-scattered organs under one roof.

Laura Paton
Editorial

Key Facts

Status Competition winner
Value 0(m€)
Henn Architekten
www.henn.com

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