LEARNING FROM LAGOS: FLOATING SCHOOL, MAKOKO, NIGERIA, KUNLÉ ADEYEMI, NLÉ
contribution from London MeetUp group
Makoko Floating School is a prototype floating structure, built for the historic water community of Makoko, located on the lagoon heart of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. As a pilot project, it has taken an innovative approach to address the community’s social and physical needs in view of the impact of climate change and a rapidly urbanizing African context. Its main aim is to generate a sustainable, ecological, alternative building system and urban water culture for the teeming population of Africa’s coastal regions.
How can we design a service or a sustainable environment that addresses multiple needs of the local community?
What are the local cultural features, habits and resources that we need to consider during the design thinking?