Architectures Pour L’avenir – 2014

A chapter called “Ouvrir” where Makoko Floating School is featured can be found in the French publication “Architectures Pour L’avenir”. The word “ouvrir” literally means “to open the door” and the floating school is referred to as a prototype structure that introduces new possibilities for education. “This project is a prototype of a floating movable school. It was designed for an African community faced with an urgent need to adapt to an uncertain future. In placing the project in a series of challenges in a planetary scale, the architect Kunlé Adeyemi and his team also opened the possibilities of evolution in other communities <...> This experiment can be developed in different directions well beyond simply a school program and questions of access to education.” More information in both French and English can be found on pages 111-123.