Based in water community of Makoko, in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, Makoko Floating School aims to address the social and physical needs of a community facing the challenges of both climate change and an urbanising Africa. The resulting floating, model classroom - a three-story wooden structure built with locally sourced wood, electricity from solar panels, and a base made of 256 plastic drums - is designed to house approximately 100 students. Now nearing completion, NLÉ hopes to use the project as a starting point to generate a viable, ecological and alternative
building system and urban culture for the teeming population of Africa’s coastal regions. Check out NLÉ's website for more information.