Central Printing Press
Project: Central Printing Press 7 Story Building
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Built up area: 1,500 sq.m
Client: Central Printing Press
Project completion: 2011
Project cost: $40 million BIR
This building is located in Mesqel Flower, an up-and-coming business district. ZIAS’s design provides the ideal setup for CPP’s growing team and expansive printing press equipment. The ground and mezzanine floors have ample space for the printing press facilities, including open and shared workspaces for the staff. Rental offices take up the remaining floors.
Since the seven-story building is exposed to direct sunlight, ZIAS designed a curtain wall system for the façade. This system resists air and water infiltration while still allowing natural light to permeate each floor. Other features include underground parking that deters congestion of the throughway in front of the building.