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Rem Koolhaas and Kunlé Adeyemi discuss the past, present and future of the Lagos

Nigeria Architecture News - Feb 29, 2016 - 21:59   8315 views

Kunlé Adeyemi and Rem Koolhaas at the OMA offices in Rotterdam. image via The Guardian.

In 1997 two architects set out to rethink Lagos, an African megacity that had been largely abandoned by the state. Amid the apparent chaos and crime, they discovered remarkable patterns of organisation. Two decades later, Rem Koolhaas and Kunlé Adeyemi discuss the past, present and future of the city – and reveal why their own project never saw the light of day.

Rem Koolhaas: When we went in the late 1990s, Nigeria was still in a dictatorship. So we didn’t go with a mission. It started really with a sort of blankness and open-endedness.....Continue Reading

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