MIDROC Ethiopia Real Estate Development
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Client: Sheik Mohammed Al Amoudi
Project completion: 2015
Project cost: $200 million USD
Built up area: 95,000 sq.m
ZIAS envisioned a towering edifice that would define both the skyline above and the built environment of the surrounding area below. A dually sloped roof tops this impressive 37-story twin towered building, with an observation terrace on the 30th floor. Below, a stair-like facade structure unwinds across a space that spans a city block.
The towers have a glass curtain wall system that, in addition to exterior sun breakers, endows the building with an environmentally friendly system to keep the interior cool year round. Retail shops occupy the first seven floors whereas the rest of the building is reserved for offices.