SCHOOLS WE LIKE- MAKOKO FLOATING SCHOOL

Adeyemi Makoko Nigeria school 02 This cool project is an innovative attempt to solve the problem of providing infrastructure to communities directly affected by increasing coastal flooding. Serving a fishing community of an estimated 100,000 people living in houses built on stilts, the Makoko floating school was designed by Kunle Adeyemi of NLE architects, providing a sustainable school that weather changing water levels. Adeyemi Makoko Nigeria school 01Our JUST ONE THING this week is portable classrooms. Built by local residents and with sustainability as a core principle, the project uses locally available materials, including recycling large plastic containers to use as flotation and rainwater capture. Adeyemi Makoko Nigeria school 07Initially intended as a school, the building can also serve as a community center, health clinic, market, and entertainment center. Eventually it is envisioned that four of these structures will be joined together to create a complete public facility. Adeyemi Makoko Nigeria school 08 The lowest level functions as an arrival and play area, with the second level accommodating four classrooms, and the third level a small group workshop. Photovoltaic panels provide electricity and the building is naturally ventilated. Eventually, it is envisioned that four of these structures can be joined together to create a complete school.   Adeyemi Makoko Nigeria school  04 ArchDaily

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