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LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER

Lagos is the most populate city in Africa and represents a big deal for architects. City consists of 16 million inhabitants. Situated in the heart of Ikory, the most popular and the richest residential site of Nigeria, Lagos’s tower is the unique wooden structure which is designed to be a smart and sustainable building. 

Lagos’s tower rises above the town and follow the sky and search to cross the limit of wooden construction. The new landmark is composed of mixed residential type used; it is built on the roof of Abebe Court, a housing estate.

 

The envelope high lights Yoruba culture with their massive presence in the heart of Lagos. Inspiration comes from the history of Edo, Yoruba and Hausa people. Lagos is the oldest site of Benin Empire and it is awesome to see that there is always a traditional hierarchy in this modern city. Obe yet symbolises the king of the man, the king of Lagos state. This tower is influenced by the contest ‘they don’t fuck it’, but it wants to be integrated into the city life.  

The entire structure is built by using resistance of LVL wood system. 

This experimental smart tall building is developed through natural, recyclable and local material.  the design improved lifestyle. It is Marketable, serviceable, economical, sustainable, environmental, Ecological and Social.​

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Metsä Wood

Hermann Kamte
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Lagos, Nigeria
2016

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Shortlisted

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