The school designed to make waves

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Now this has got to be the most unusual design for a school that we’ve ever seen! The prototype design for a floating school in Makoko, in Lagos, Nigeria, has been nominated for the Design of the Year Prize 2014.

The school has been built from locally reclaimed wood and has been designed to cope with rising sea levels and storms

Makoko is a poverty-striken area of Lagos and it is hoped that the project to build a floating school will transform the area. The building was completed in around five months and the building’s three storeys are powered by solar energy. With a capacity to hold around 100 students, the floating school includes an enclosed classroom, an open-air classroom on the top floor and a recreation area.

The school has been built from locally reclaimed wood and has been designed to cope with rising sea levels and storms, floating on a raft made from 256 empty re-used plastic drums.

Beautiful, ingenious and very impressive indeed!

Posted June 16, 2014

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