MAKOKO FLOATING SCHOOL

| Lagos, Nigeria | 2012

Makoko Floating School is a prototype floating structure, built for the historic water community of Makoko, located on the lagoon heart of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. As a pilot project, it has taken an innovative approach to address the community’s social and physical needs in view of the impact of climate change and a rapidly urbanizing African context. Its main aim is to generate sustainable, ecological, alternative building systems and urban water cultures for the teeming population of Africa’s coastal regions.

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With inputs from the stakeholders, we have compiled a comprehensive response to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to shed more light on the project and hopefully clarify some misconceptions. The response includes detailed information on the project history, its development, impacts, setbacks, lessons learned and future plans.