The floating school of Makoko
The Floating Public School by NLÉ architects, photographed by Iwan Baan, creates a new symbolic focus and identity for the Makoko fishing community (Lagos, Nigeria), where families live on stilt-houses in the lagoon of an ever-growing megalopolis. An architectural construction in local wood made using “techniques” developed by the community, and floated on salvaged plastic drums could become a development model for Makoko and the ever-growing communities on Africa’s coast.
by Matteo Poli and Matilde Cassani