Nigerian Architect Kunle Adeyemi has designed a pretty cool three-storey floating school in Makoko a poor shanty town in his native Lagos, Nigeria. The concept is one that if it works should be a perfectly reasonable solution to flood prone African communities such as Makoko. The new primary school is built on a foundation of 256 plastic drums and will be powered by solar panels on the roof. It will be home to some 100 students in the 100,000 strong Makoko community. The obvious advantages are that students should now have uninturrupted classes during the rainy seasons in a building that does have some strong environmental credentials.
As mankind in the billions, outgrows the land, perhaps building floating cities and learning to live on water could be the next holy grail.
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