Makoko To Venice: Kunle Adeyemi Speaks with Urbannext About Makoko Floating School 2.0

UrbanNext interviews Kunlé Adeyemi of NLE at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, after receiving the Silver Lion, May 2016 for their WATERFRONT Atlas Exhibition on Makoko Floating school II (MFS II).

He talks about the new Makoko Floating School II thats been redesigned and built for Venice this time around, highlighting lessons learnt from the original prototype built in Makoko, Lagos, back in 2013. Here’s a description culled from their website,

MFS II is an improved, prefabricated and industrialised iteration of Makoko Floating School. Just as our first prototype sourced local intelligence from the Makoko waterfront community, MFS II is an improved iteration designed to suit Venetian conditions and a wider waterfront population. Adapted for easy prefabrication and rapid assembly, it is more robustly engineered and affords a wide range of uses. MFS II was assembled in 10 days by 4 builders. It is mobile, deployable, and ready to be reassembled at its next Waterfront.

WATERFRONT Atlas is a collaborative knowledge platform that brings the local intelligence of the aquatic community of Makoko, Lagos to the world at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia curated by Alejandro Aravena.

Learn more about the project here.

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