MAKOKO’s Floating School – by Kunlé Adevemi

Another wonderfull project that works with the community inclusion approach.The architect behind it, is Kunlé Adeyemi (Nigeria). This project became so popular internationally and was embraced so deeply by the Makoko population that it saved the whole neighbourghood from demolition in 2013. The nigerian government considered Makoko to be a very unhealthy slum thus it’s project to relocate the population living there elsewere.

Makoko, Lagos Island, Nigeria
Makoko, Lagos Island, Nigeria

The school’s design took into account the needs of the community and its spaces respond and adapt to all of it’s potential and projected uses.It was also built by it’s own users as part of a educational program to help the citizens of the community. They would in building the school, learn the techniques that they could later use to build their houses or other future structures. The architect contacted The Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Community .  An organization created as a result of the need to organise and give sense to the community development. Mr. Kunlé Adevemi worked with them to design the school project and in doing so the result project reflecs a profound respect for it’s clients and its environnement.

Upon completion in March 2013, the Makoko Floating School soon became a vital meeting-point for this unique community_photo IWAN BAAN
Upon completion in March 2013, the Makoko Floating School soon became a vital meeting-point for this unique community_photo IWAN BAAN

As a result of the amazing success of this project the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban development decided to use the Makoko floating school proyect as part of the prototype structures for the future regeneration urban development of Makoko.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Flo says:

    Nice project !!!

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