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Friday, March 17, 2017

Floating School Provides a Sustainable Setting for Learning

Overlooking the Lagos Lagoon near Makoko (part of Lagos), NIGERIA, the triangular Makoko Floating School complements the waterfront community's aquatic-based heritage with a solution for overcrowding and environmental protection. As easily shown in aerial photography, most buildings in high-population-density Makoko are built right beside or in the water on stilts. Therefore, it was only natural to have a functional building that floats! Recycled blue barrels form the buoyant base of the school, which was built in 2014. Photographs and more details can be found on Atlas Obscura (↗).

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