The much celebrated floating school which is situated in Makoko, Yaba area of Lagos, collapsed after the heavy rainstorm on Tuesday.
The structure designed by Nigerian architect Kunle Adeyemi of NLE, had survived several storms before, finally caved in yesterday. There were no casualties as the students had reportedly been relocated to a main school building before this incident. Much of the three-storey structure was destroyed.
Completed in 2013, the building was constructed to provide teaching facilities for the slum district of Makoko, a former fishing village on Lagos Lagoon where over 100,000 people live in houses on stilts. It was designed as a prototype for African regions that have little or no permanent infrastructure, thanks to unpredictable water levels that cause regular flooding.
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