This project seeks to explore design relevance in informal settlements. It argues for design intervention in the community of Makoko, a community of lagoon dwellers with a population of 85,200, based on the premise that integrating public space and infrastructure across the community can preserve existing marine based lifestyle and economic viability, legitimize the unique urban environment, integrate the community with the city, and empower the residents for self determination and improvement.
This strategy is achieved within the limits of three objectives; provide, connect, empower.
Provide: for the community through sanitation centers that also integrates public spaces as heterotopias.
Connect: the community to the sanitation centers and integrate Makoko with the city with a path system that also allow for informal commerce, and provide leasable space along a commercial corridor.
Empower: the community for future growth socially, intellectually, and materially through a community center and a building innovation workshop
Status: School Project
Location: Lagos, NG