Prototype – MFS IIIx3 – Water Cities Group

Prototype – MFS IIIx3

MFS IIIx3 is the fourth prototype and third iteration of the Makoko Floating School — a prefabricated self-build system for water to address the challenges and opportunities of urbanisation and climate change.

Following NLÉ’s first prototype the Makoko Floating School (MFS I) developed in Africa’s most populous city of Lagos, Nigeria in 2013, Waterfront Atlas (MFS II) launched in Venice, Italy in 2016 and Minne Floating School (MFS III) in Bruges, Belgium, in 2018, NLÉ in collaboration with Fanmate and KRJS in Chengdu, has adapted and scaled MFS III into three modular sizes — small, medium and large. The three floating structures are constructed from wood and Chengdu’s abundant local bamboo — to create an open air concert hall, an indoor exhibition space and a small information center, all clustered around a communal plaza — bringing people together in a hub for reflection about the arts, water cultures and future ecologies.