Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Designer of 4th Mainland Bridge, Adeyemi Got Venice Biennale Silver Lion Award


Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi has won  Silver Lion award for his Makoko Floating School at the ongoing Venice Architecture Biennale, in Italy.
akoko Floating School


During the regime of former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, the design of the 4th Mainland Bridge was done by Adeyemi. Few weeks ago, the current Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode announced that work will start on the 4th Mainland Bridge soon. Recall that Adeyemi also designed  the outdoor exhibition for LagosPhoto in 2010.

  Born in Kaduna and studied Architecture at University of Lagos, Adeyemi founded NLÉ (meaning at home in Yoruba), a firm base in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

He had earlier worked at OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), Amsterdam, in 2002, ]where he was Senior Associate for about nine years.

Some of his projects include: Qatar Foundation Headquarters, the Central Library and the Strategic Studies Center, in the Education City in Doha; The 4th Mainland Bridge and Master Plan in Lagos; The Prada Transformer project in 2009; New Court Rothschild Bank project in London (2006); master plan concept for Abuja – AIST, Nigeria in 2006 for the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology; Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2006, opened in November 2007; The Seoul National University Museum project in 2005; The S-project Masterplan for Seoul in 2004; and The Leeum Museum in Seoul in 2004.

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