|3D depiction of the winning design of Ethiopian HQ|
Members of the jury and architects on the winning project currently lecture at the same institution. However Biruk Teffera, architect and secretary of the Association of Ethiopian Architects (who took part in the jury session), confirmed: “The selection was made based on the terms of reference and based on international architectural standards which were objective and transparent.
“The designs were submitted under codes and Ethiopian gave them new codes before the proposals reached the jury, making participants anonymous. The names of the participants were only known to a separate team at the airline. The airline was specific in its demands about the organisation structure, flexibility of use and expansion, as well as forward looking plans. BET Architects Plc happened to fulfil all these requirements.”Source: World Architecture News