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Renowned prefab Makoko Floating School arrives in the Venetian lagoon

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 03, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lidija Grozdanic last modified Jun 02, 2016

The Makoko Floating School project, originally built on a Nigerian lagoon, is a prefab prototype school for coastal regions of Africa where frequent flooding makes it impossible to build permanent structures. Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi brought the project to this year's Venice Biennale and was awarded the Silver Lion. The three-story structure was conceived in collaboration with the Makoko waterfront community. Slightly adapted to the new site in Venice, the floating building showcases...





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