Floating School: Recently Design Museum of London announced a prestigious award for Design of the Year 2013. And award goes to “Floating school of Makoko Nigeria“. Floating school of Makoko Nigeria is a prototype building design by Architect Kunle Adeyemi for Lagos water communities Project. Now we are see some project related architectural features and details.
Innovative Floating School of Makoko Nigeria
Architectural Overview of Floating school of Makoko Nigeria
Architect : Kunle Adeyemi & NLE.
No. of Floors : 3 level for accommodation.
Shape : Pyramid shape structure.
Size : 10 mt. X 10 mt. base and 10 mt. height.
Material : Locally available bamboo and waste wood.
Project Description and Design Evolution Of School :
Innovative Floating school, Makoko, Nigeria is a prototype design to addresses social and physical requirements in the growing challenges of changeable climate in an Urbanizing African context.
The structure has three levels of accommodation. 1st level for open play area for school and assembly, which is serves as gathering space during free time.
2nd level is enclose space for 2 to 4 class rooms, with capacity of 60 to 100 pupils.
3rd level is serve as open play area, semi covered workshops spaces and as demand class rooms. It means Multipurpose space.
Structure is erect by using locally available bamboo and wastage of show mill’s batten wood cutoff.
Floating school is design to use Renewable Energy, To Recycle Organic waste and To Harvest Rain water, also.
Ref : Dezeen, Aerial photograph by Iwan Baan