Yaba, Lagos

TYPOLOGYInstitutional – Remodelling
CLIENT : Deenal School
SIZE : 337sqm
LOCATIONLagos, Nigeria
STATUSCompleted 2017

On this project, we sought to create a learning environment that the kids will always be eager to come to. To infer that learning is beyond the walls of a classroom, classes on the ground floor extend onto the playground to stimulate curiosity and encourage the kids to “explore the world”.

On entry, pupils, staff and guests are greeted by a finely landscaped multi-use entrance plaza. An extensive steel-screen canopy hangs over the plaza making it a good social space for interactions, waiting, chit-chatting, playing and so on. 

The facades are adorned with large glazed areas and colourful patterned steel lattice to give dynamism to the building. The constantly shifting shadows created by the intricate patterned lattice provide “point of attraction” that continually intrigues and fascinates the kids, parents, staff and passers-by. It is hoped that this simple piece of architecture will offer the school the much needed attention; and impart its host community in a good way.