Rendering courtesy of LAVA Design for Ethiopia's national stadium and sports village evokes natural forms, incorporates traditional architectural and construction practices, and introduces modern materials and engineering. A consortium led by Australia’s LAVA has won an international competition to design a national stadium and sports village in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Its concept blends traditional Ethiopian architectural and construction practices with new technology to create a quality, modern piece of infrastructure.LAVA, or the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, is an international network of designers with offices in Sydney, Shanghai, Stuttgart and Abu Dhabi. LAVA's consortium partners are Doha-based DESIGNSPORT and Ethiopia’s JDAW.The
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