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Honorable Mention

Inspired by the people and nations of Ethiopia.

What inspired you to enter this special competition to create a modern architectural language for Africa?

This competition is a chance for young Africans to build their own future, I for that matter was highly inspired to set my footprint on the history of Africa to be made!

What did you find most interesting or challenging during the research and development of your prototype?

The biggest challenge was the availability of accurately recorded historic data. It made the research more intensive

Why do you believe African homeowners will be interested in building a home such as the one you have submitted today?

The Cetiana prototype doesn‘t only reflect the identity of Africanism (Ethiopian, SNNPRS in this case), it is highly affordable, has versatility to work with different alternative sustainable materials; its space is planned not only for function but also for need. The SNNPRS need this prototype because it is a way of preserving identity of the home owner.