About the Book
This publication will guide you through my graduation project at the faculty of Architecture of KU Leuven, campus Sint Lucas in Ghent (Belgium). In this master thesis we will provide an answer on the question how an architectural intervention can allow and improve the logics of urbanization in the trade and market area (Merkato) in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. As this publication starts from research, this research will gradually develop to a final architectural design proposal that will address and provide several strategies in order to provide a resilient answer on the above mentioned research question. This work is embedded into a larger debate about how we should deal with the very high urbanization in developing countries and takes a clear position into that debate. Architecture indeed can play a significant role to allow and improve urbanization.