The ICS Addis Ababa school was first established in 1959, serving international and Ethiopian communities with an accredited PreK-12 International Baccalaureate education. In a culturally diverse atmosphere, the 15-acre campus sits on a prominent street in the city of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Flansburgh was retained to bring the aging campus up to modern standards and transform it into a sustainable environment. Timothy Stuart, the Head of School, is “delighted to see the quality of the craftsmanship and to really see these hubs (and) learning communities come together”. The local construction team has been working diligently and safely through the entire Covid-19 crisis. The school will be finished in the summer, ready for students to return safely in the Fall. Timothy believes “it’s going to be an amazing place for deep, rich, learning for the students”. ICS is nearing completion and will be ready for a mixture of online and in person learning come this Fall.
Watch the building come together here.