Afritecture. Building Social Change – 2013

Makoko Floating School included in a book about contemporary architecture in Africa – “Afritecture. Building Social Change”, edited by the architectural historian Andres Lepik. “The school is a prototype for the far more ambitious concept of a “Lagos Water Communities Project”, which envisions an entire settlement of floating houses <...> The three-level wooden construction with its triangular frame structure floats on a pontoon made of 256 recycled plastic barrels. With around 100 square meters the lower story offers the largest public space in all of Makoko. The two upper stories house four classrooms and two workshops. where 100 students can receive instruction at the same time. The upper story is also the settlement’s tallest observation point.” More information on pages 72-73.