Workshop on flood resilient buildings and environmental design

Open Space Workshop

Flood Resilient Buildings and Environmental Design

Open Space Workshops… are meant for open discussions, innovative solutions and team work. Instead of lecture followed by Q&A, these workshops require participants to contribute their own ideas, their questions, proposals and solutions in an open-minded manner.

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung in collaboration with the Department of Architecture, UNILAG and the Dream Arts & Design Agency  is organizing an “Open Space Workshop” to identify practical low cost solutions for flood resilient buildings and sustainable urban designing low income areas and informal settlements, often regarded as ‘undesirable slums’ centred in low-lying flood prone areas. Inhabitants are constantly threatened by evictions and demolition which are increasingly justified under the name of climate change and mega city status. Meanwhile, about 6000 people arrive Lagos every day looking for jobs and shelter; the numbers might swell with increasing climate change effects in other parts of Nigeria.

A number of proposals from the public (see aimed at reducing displacement and other negative effects of flooding will be discussed and refined by participants of the conference, which include students, architects, town planners, urbanists and urban designers.The workshop emphasises not only on technical design and solutions but intends to address the significance of low cost housing areas and informal settlements within the urban context and to stress the need for a participatory consultation and implementation process.

Date:             November 29 – December 1, 2012

Time:             10 am – 5pm

Location:      Seminar Rooms, Department of Architecture

                       University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos

To secure participation you are requested to register indicating your name, address, telephone number and educational/professional status. Attendance is free but space is limited!

Resource Persons:

Fabienne Hoelzel,  Program Director Urban Design and Planning, Sao Paulo Housing Authority, Brasil

Dr. Immaculata Nwokoro, HoD Department of Urban Planning and Regional Development, UNILAG

Kunlé Adeyemi, founder of NLÉ, an architecture and urbanism practice established in The Netherlands

Dr. Michael Adebamowo, HoD Department of Architecture, UNILAG

HBS Lagos Office:

4th floor, City Hall

Catholic Mission Street

Lagos Island, Lagos

M: +234 8058012226

Seminar rooms, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Akoka.


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