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Fasil Giorghis


Fasil Giorghis is Chair of Conservation of Urban & Architectural Heritage at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture Building Construction & City Development (EiABC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He has been researching the preservation of Ethiopia’s architectural heritage for over 25 years.

Fasil Giorghis has designed hotels, cultural centers, lecture halls, and private residences. Typical of his designs are the use of local materials and indigenous knowledge combined with a great concern for his designs’ impact on the environment.

He published Addis Ababa: the City and its Urban and Architectural Heritage from 1886-1941 (2007).

He was a member of the Awards jury for Middle East Africa in 2014 and 2017.

Last Updated: May 22, 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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