Bank of Abyssinia

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Project: New Bank of Abyssinia Branch and Mixed Use High-rise Building
Client: Bank of Abyssinia
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Involvement of AEE: Structural Design + Supervision (expected)
Duration: 2016 to date






On a plot of about 2,000 m2 , a twenty four storey building with total built-up area of about 30,000m2 with 3 basements, 7 levels of podium and 14 levels of tower. The basements are housing parking, vault, storage and utility spaces. The podium is catering for the bank branch office and service pool, cafés, restaurant, retail and mall space, cinema, gym and other ancillary functions. The tower is going to be used for offices.

Spans are on about 7m grid and column dimensions are limited to 40cm x 60cm even for the most heavily loaded columns. Optimized ductile core walls provide lateral stability both for seismic safety and comfort of end-users for sustained wind loads. Disproportionate collapse is avoided through robustness design. Our team also provided support on the soil investigation with due emphasis on excavation shoring design.