Wednesday, March 20, 2013

makoko floating school

Makoko Floating School is an incredibly ambitious, brilliant project from architecture, design and urbanism practice NLÉ

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.

(Via The Design Ark)

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