Photo: Scott Lagos
The British council hosted the Open House Lagos tour few weeks back which basically was a 3-day event to showcase the outstanding architecture of Lagos for all to experience. We caught up with the events and also got a few amazing pictures!
Bogobiri House is an African-themed Boutique hotel and restaurant located in Ikoyi, Lagos. There’s a library, a gallery, an art shop in the building.
ALARA is a luxury lifestyle brand dedicated to contemporary art, design, fashion, cuisine and culture
The material palette of white rendering, exposed concrete and locally-sourced Iroko timber, with the majestic height of the facade, evokes both vernacular informality and the authority befitting a quasi-diplomatic institution. The building won the RIBA International Award in 2006.
Freedom Park Lagos, born out of the ruins of Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prisons, was reconstructed to preserve the history and cultural heritage of the Nigerian People. Freedom Park Lagos is a National Memorial, a Historical landmark, a Cultural site & an Arts and Recreation center
St George’s Hall
Founded in 1904, St.George’s Lodge was consecrated on 1st, July 1905. The foundation was laid on 5th January 1907 by Sir Walter Egerton; the Governor of the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria. The building’s shows exquisitely finished pillars and railings on the balcony.
Lagos HOMS is a government initiative to encourage and support home ownership of First-Time Buyer (FTB) residents of Lagos State.
Floating School, Makoko
Lagos Central Mosque
Impeccably designed by a consortium of architects, Central mosque was opened for worship on Saturday, 28th, May 1988. The building was constructed with Ceramic tiles, the windows were made from Aluminium, the doors are latticed and it has a gold coated dome.
Holy Cross Cathedral
The foundation stone of Holy Cross Catholic Cathedral was laid on 6 August 1934 and dedicated in the late 50s. Built in the gothic tradition with burnt bricks and plastered with cement with deep and strong foundations due to the swampy terrain.
The Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, located along the Lagoon in Victoria Island unapologetically stands out as its own architectural story. Designed by the combined talents of an esteemed architect, Moyo Ogunseinde of Mika Associates for Uraga Real Estates and the famous Swedish hospitality designer, Christian Lundwall, the resulting fusion of African and Swedish sensibilities is clearly visible in the building’s modern and minimal, yet vibrant aesthetics. The hotel provides 170 finely appointed rooms and suites and was designed to balance functionality with form and good aesthetics. The main governing principle in the design concept was to achieve a modern facade with unique features and a structure that was welcoming both internally and externally.
G9, Banana Island
Originally a pair of unidentical semi-detached houses but with only one built, the courtyard here acts as a means of climatic control, inducing coolness and creating architectural interest.
The Nestoil Tower is a one-of-a-kind, mixed-use development; strategically located at the intersection of two major business districts (Akin Adesola Street and Saka Tinubu Street) in Victoria Island, with a panoramic view of the Eko Atlantic City and the Atlantic Ocean. Sitting on a land size of 3900sqm on 15 floors, the Nestoil Tower is an iconic structure with 9904 leasable commercial spaces and 23 residential apartments to provide a flexible accommodation to occupiers.
The Rock Cathedral
With property holdings exceeding 1,700,000 square meters covering Commercial towers, Residential property, Hotels, Warehouses, and Factories, The Churchgate Towers has become one of Nigeria’s premier conglomerates. Tower One has the unique distinction of being the first all-steel and glass office tower constructed in Nigeria with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Ebute Metta Masonic Lodge
GTBank Alumni Building
With a total area of 1147.4 sqm.and a site plan area of 436.3 sqm, it is eye-catching as it carries a semblance of cubes staggered around each other. The ribbed floor system was used to cater for the large spans, as the columns within the building were not many. Also, the columns were irregularly shaped to suit the architectural cubic- like design. The foundation type used was the isolated footing.
Heritage Place is Nigeria’s most ultra modern, advanced and eco-friendly development, employing the latest building principles and state of the art finishes. It is also the first environmentally certified building in the city of Lagos.
A typical English railway design with a steel roof structure. The land is low-lying so much of the structure is supported on steel screw piles as were used for the original Carter Bridge. Currently housing 3 steam engines that badly need restoring.
Iya Alasoke Mosque
Built in 1898, ‘Jaekel House’ which was set on a large expanse of landscaped land was named after the late Francis Jaekel OBE, a former superintendent of the Corporation, who retired in the seventies after almost thirty years of service for the Corporation. Jaekel House was formally the residence of the General Manager and was later converted to a senior staff rest house. Standing for over 100 years old, the house is an example of classic colonial architecture, that has been painstakingly restored by Professor John Godwin in 2010. Standing for over 100 years old, Jaekel House is an example of classic colonial architecture, that has been painstakingly restored by Professor John Godwin in 2010, to the joint headquarters for Legacy and the Railway Museum showcasing photographic archive dating from 1940s through to 1970s of personalities, places and historical events in pre and post independent Nigeria.
This house has been designed to fit the notion of tropicalized climate control, with loggias, verandahs, and courtyards. Simple in appearance, it boasts a most sophisticated garden