NLÉ Makoko Floating School


The Makoko Floating School is a prototype floating structure for urban coastal areas in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Makoko Floating School is a floating structure designed by NLÉ and several partners on the lagoon near Lagos as a prototype for proposing a new building typology for urban coastal contexts that have no permanent infrastructure because of regular flooding. In 2016 the school collapsed due to various reasons that NLE addresses in an FAQ document.

NLÉ collaborated on the MFS II, an improved iteration of the original prototype. A third iteration, MFS III, is currently being exhibited in Bruges, Belgium.

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Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

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