Laboratories of the Future: the African perspective takes centre stage at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

Laboratories of the Future. Diébédo Francis Kéré at Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 - Photo by Matteo de Mayda, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

Ten brave projects exploring the decolonisation and decarbonization of Africa and the African diaspora countries at the ‘Laboratories of the future’ main exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023.

Makoko Floating School

NLÉ studio protoyped and built a sustainable A-shaped watercraft structure for the Makoko floating community in Lagos, Nigeria. The project responds to the critical challenges posed by urbanization and climate change in Africa and foresees possible solutions to a new way for sustainable architecture.