Makoko Urban Design Toolbox
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Makoko Communities – field research and foto essay
Photo © FABULOUS URBAN
Strategic implementation of the Makoko Neighborhood Hotspot
Drawing © FABULOUS URBAN
Makoko Neighborhood Hotspot
Visualization © FABULOUS URBAN
Analysis of current job situation with proposal to improve
Drawing © FABULOUS URBAN
Waterfront regeneration
Drawing © FABULOUS URBAN
Regional strategy map
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Job opportunity cards (concept)
Drawing © FABULOUS URBAN
Makoko Neighborhood Hotspot Cooperative (water management) – under construction
Visualization © FABULOUS URBAN
Makoko Neighborhood Hotspot Cooperative (biogas production) – under construction
Drawing © FABULOUS URBAN
Closed-loop cycles in waste-to-value concepts
Drawing © FABULOUS URBAN
Makoko Neighborhood Hotspot Cooperative (biogas production) – under construction
Visualization © FABULOUS URBAN
Makoko Neighborhood Hotspot Cooperative (suggested urban services) – partly under construction
Drawing © FABULOUS URBAN

Makoko Urban Design Toolbox

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Location
Lagos, Nigeria
Year
2014
Client
Makoko Communities, Union of Ogu Baales
Team
Saskia Niklas, Fabienne Hoelzel, Mélanie Jeannet, Rujun Jia, Katerina Kálalová, Dácil Rodriguez
Financing and implementation partner
Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria
Human rights organization and strategic partner
SERAC
in collaboration with
Makoko communities | Center for Understanding Sustainable Practice at Robert Gordon University Aberdeen (neigborhood management) | City Ridge Farms, Lagos (urban gardening) | Midori Ltd., Lagos (biogas technology)
Project financing partner
Confédération suisse | Embassy of Switzerland in Nigeria
Acknowledgment
Christiana Honfor (Makoko community) | Henrietta Bidemi (Makoko community)

Fabulous Urban developed the Makoko Urban Design Toolbox as contribution to the Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Regeneration Plan based on the conviction that small-scale solutions yet integrated in an overall and comprehensive urban development and planning concept might work best in an environment like Makoko. The Makoko Urban Design Toolbox includes the design and concept of the Makoko Neighborhood Hotspot, as well developed by Fabulous Urban.The Makoko Urban Design Toolbox contains strategies and tools in three chapters, including a preceding vision.
 
Vision
Life on water
Makoko today
Conflicts in the Makoko area – 4

Suggested upgrading
Basic relations
Challenges and approaches – 14

New Decentralized Infrastructure
Upgrading strategy – 22

Neighborhood Hotspot
Closed-loop cycles
Key goals
Elevations
Layout plans – 24

Solid waste center
Solid waste processing
Layout plans – 45

New Job Opportunities
Job opportunities
Opportunity cards – 56

Tourism
Waterfront experience – 62

Upgrade of the Neighborhood
Challenges found in the area
Suggested upgrade – 72

Stilts
Slabs
Roof and wall cladding – 74

Water harvesting system
Toilet
Home-grown food – 86

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