Located in a vibrant financial district at Ras Lulseged Street in Kera in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa, this new 13-story mixed-use building project is situated on a 5,920 SF (550 square meters) lot located in a commercial zone one block from the new African Union headquarters. The building includes ten stories of extended stay apartments topped with a two unit penthouse for the owner and his family above ground floor and mezzanine retail, and a two-level below grade parking structure. The main façade includes balconies and a major glass bay that emphasizes verticality placed against a punched opening masonry block. B|HA is engaged by the client as a design consultant, working in collaboration with the client’s local Architect of Record.