The Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) demonstrated the G+1 “SICU-HOUSE for 10 days in Addis Abeba starting from Saturday, September 28, 2013. The demonstration was conducted near Balcha Hospital in Lideta District. The research sets out with the aim to investigate possibilities and solutions for an alternative urban housing unit for the lower middle and upper lower income groups. Students from the Bauhaus University in Germany, the Addis Abeba University and Juba University constructed the house.
The “Welcome to Africa” project between the EiABC , Bauhaus University and University of South Sudan aims to investigate possibilities and solutions for an alternative urban housing unit designed in conjunction with the construction technology and exchange, local traditions of construction technology, architectural design through technological and process innovations.