Makoko Floating School

Floating ideas

In the Nigerian city of Lagos resides water community Makoko, where majority of the dwellers live in stilt structures above a polluted lagoon. To meet the educational needs of their growing population as well as help alleviate the risk of floods, urban planning company NLE built the Makoko Floating School – a structure built with a flotation platform at its base, which adapts to tidal changes and varying water levels.

With no need to worry about the damage that flooding and/or storm surges usually cause, the people of Makoko can concentrate on what’s important – educating their youth. The awesomeness of Makoko’s Floating School doesn’t stop there. It’s also been designed to use renewable energy, to recycle organic waste and to harvest rainwater. Yep, we’re hella impressed too.