repi

2014 - 2014

lieu
Addis Abeba, Éthiopie

état d'avancement
clôturé

association
JNC International Landscape Architects, ABBA architects

LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION

REPI PARK, Addis Ababa
The Addis Ababa City Administration (AACA) is transforming the Repi Solid Waste Disposal Site (SWDS) into a public park. AACA has been working with the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Centre and Network (HoA-REC/N) as the project proponent since 2009.

The Repi SWDS is located 13 km south-west of Addis Ababa City Center (from the Municipality Building Complex of AACA), in the Kolfe-Keranyo Sub-City. Repi SWDS has been used as a non-managed solid waste disposal site by the city of Addis Ababa since 1968. Moreover, the solid waste is dumped on the fringe of Tinishu Akaki River and the dumping area covers 364,000 m2 (approximately 36.4 hectares). The site is on the north-eastern side of the Addis Ababa Ring Road. When constructed in 1968, Repi SWDS was on the outskirts of the city.
However, as Addis Ababa has grown significantly, the site has now become surrounded by urban programs, including residential neighborhoods and schools.

Since Repi SWDS’s location is close to residential neighborhoods and public functions, the AACA has decided that it should cease to exist as a garbage dumping site for obvious health, environmental, and social reasons.
The decision to transform it into a public park comes from the wish to offer a useful venue for the people residing around the area and the city dwellers at large. It is also believed that the park will play a vital role in alleviating the lack of public spaces in the city.