Masoud Abedimoghadam Proposes Lagos: Circles of Hope


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Lagos is a place full of pros and cons.

Residents of this region feel that they really belong to Lagos, and they are not willing to evacuate to other places, but Lagos has some crucial problems. These problems lead to several difficulties regarding the daily life of people. In this proposal, the ambition is to envision a future for Lagos on water because water plays an essential role in this region. As a matter of fact, in this concept, residents still belong to the same context but in another structure, because they are fishermen and fishermen belong to the sea. Based on the statements mentioned above, this proposal seeks to design communities that meet the demands and problems of the people that live in this context.


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Makoko lacks a health center, efficient schools, green spaces, fish farms, and several spaces for gardening. Hence, for this proposal, all of these factors were taken into consideration. Besides that, creating sustainable communities was another main point in the design process, which means that residents can harvest organic fruits and foods through the aquaponic system and their farms. Also, The community is capable of affording its energy and electricity utilizing the solar panel. Furthermore, human waste can be recycled and used as fertilizer through the barrels that not only work as a structure for floating each building but also can be a container for collecting human waste and use it as fertilizer over time.


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Moreover, in this proposal, the Makoko community can provide the fish for both its community and adjacent community, and it can lead to making the connection with other parts of Lagos. In the meantime, it is worth mentioning that by improving this community, it would be a place that tourists can be able to rent either houses or boats to spend time in this context, and it can be beneficial in terms of economic growth.


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Photography with courtesy of Masoud Abedimoghadam

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