Minne Floating School | Lecture by Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ studio)

Closing lecture of the Bruges Triennial 2018 by Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ studio).

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20:00 - Sep 16


Minne Floating School

The Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi (1976, Lagos) is known internationally for his socio-ecological projects on the African continent. Through his architecture, he seeks to rise to the challenges facing the Africa today: ultrarapid urbanisation, combined with the threat of a shortage of resources, combined with the shrinking of arable land due to the rising sea level. Adeyemi’s best-known building is undoubtedly the Makoko Floating School, a floating school pavilion that was conceived for the delta of the Nigerian city of Lagos. Adeyemi sees his work as a social endeavour: urban planning and architecture must, in his view, contribute to improving society. MFS III – Minne Floating School is the ultimate version of the floating school. It serves as a prototype for a structure that meets our physical and social needs in the light of the every-growing challenges that climate change presents us with. On the iconic Minnewater, this school becomes a place for collaboration where Bruges schoolchildren can have classes and exhibit their work. The Triennial ends with a presentation by Kunlé Adeyemi, who will talk about his work on Sunday 16 September in the large concert hall of the Concertgebouw. Tickets: €7 | €5 | Archipel members free


NLÉ – Kunlé Adeyemi

Kunlé Adeyemi studied architecture in Nigeria and emigrated to the Netherlands, where he worked for ten years for the famous Office for Metropolitan Architecture of Rotterdam (OMA). He has led the design, development and execution of various prestigious international projects, such as Rock- Chicago Lakefront Kiosk, Chicago Radio Media Center, Port Harcourt and Black Rhino Academy in Tanzania. Then he founded his own NLÉ studio in Amsterdam, which means house in Nigerian.

Adeyemi sees his work as a social task: according to him, urban development and architecture should contribute to the improvement of society.

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Co-production: Triënnale Brugge, Archipel vzw


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The Bruges Triennial is a collaboration between Brugge Plus, Musea Brugge, Kenniscentrum vzw and Cultuurcentrum, commissioned by the City of Bruges