Floating School of Makoko, Lagos

Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi designed this floating building seen in the lower left corner of this photo. “Half-building, half-boat, the floating structure provides teaching facilities for the slum district of Makoko, a former fishing village in Lagos where over 100,000 people live in houses on stilts. Built by a team of local residents, the structure was put together using wooden offcuts from a nearby sawmill and locally grown bamboo.” (source) The Building was designed and built over the course of a year around 2013 and the design was awarded at 2016’s Venice Biennale. See another extensive article here.

Eko Atlantic City

Eko Atlantic, officially Nigeria International Commerce city, also known as Eko Atlantic City, or the initials E.A.C. and E.A., is a planned city of Lagos State, Nigeria, being constructed on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean. Upon completion, the new peninsula is anticipating at least 250,000 residents and a daily flow of 150,000 commuters. The development is also designed to help in stopping the erosion of Lagos city’s coastline. (Quote Wikipedia)

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Nigeria; 21. Century; Christian; Engineering; City: Lagos