Makoko Floating School - Lagos, Nigeria
by NLE, Kunle Adeyemi
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.
See also: New York Times: School at Sea - Michael Kimmelman
And Abitare, May 2013: The floating school of Mak