Lagos floating school collapses due to storm

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The 2016 Aga Khan shortlisted floating school designed by Kunlé Adeyemi, that was built to withstand storms and floods, had collapses in Lagos, Nigeria.

The studio originally created Makoko Floating School as a building prototype for coastal regions of Africa that have little permanent infrastructure because of unpredictable flooding.

Heavy rains brought down the pyramid-shaped wooden structure that had been built on a platform that was held afloat by hundreds of plastic barrels. None of the 50 pupils of the school were in the building during the time of collapse, the Guardian reported.

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The floating school was recently recreated for the 2016 Venice Biennale and modified to suit the Venetian climate. The project has been awarded a Silver Lion award and is currently shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award.

 

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