Heineken Breweries constructed its state-of-the-art bear factory in Addis Ababa just at the outskirts of the city around Kaliti, Kilinto area.
Apart from this giant structure, a portion of its compound is dedicated for landscaping and beatifying the premises.
Raas Architects plc took the task of designing the landscape of this 2.2 hectares of land. The design introduced soft and hard landscaping features such as indigenous trees and plant species, rock gardens, seating areas, paved walkways, steps and ramps and well manicured lawn areas on flat land and embankments.
Raas teamed up with Kalkidan Asnake, a landscape architect, to develop the design further.
Also on the design team were GT consulting engineers and Royal HaskoningDHV to do details regarding the civil works.
Raas and the whole team continued in supervising the project. The landscaping works have been done by Flora Agricultural Estate plc completed and has been inaugurated together with the bear factory on the 15th of January.