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Menlik II Museum Complex

During 1886, the Ethiopian empire’s capital was moved to the city of Addis Ababa and the Menelik II Emperor built its imperial palace on Gebbi hill, in the center of the city. Over the years were built 10 buildings with different functions and sizes; the imperial palace became a complex of buildings for Emperor, the Empress, the war council and its Ministers. Also the successor to the throne, Emperor Haile Silassie, settled in the complex.

The Ethiopian government decided to preserve the complex and to give them new function: the Emperor residence was transformed in a tourist and museal center.

Site

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Year

2010-2011

Phase

Realized

Client

Varnero Construction - Palace Administration of Ethiopia