Introduction: Since 2020, the Arc. Eddy Eguavoen Foundation has held two competitions that aim to bring architects, architecture students and architectural designers together to design solutions for the Lagos context. For the third annual competition, we wanted to focus on another issue that affects all Lagosians on at least a yearly basis, with some experiencing this much more frequently, this issue being flooding.
Summary: Lagos is a city very familiar with flooding, especially during the raining season which typically starts in April and ends in July, sometimes extending towards the end of the year before hamatan.
In the first competition, ‘Lagos: City of Water’, there was mention of the effects of climate change and incoming sea level rise which has been predicted to greatly affect coastal cities and communities. This puts Lagos high on the list of cities-at-risk as it is virtually surrounded by water, with some areas already experiencing loss of land.
For ‘Lagos: Flooding City Architecture Competition 2022’, we invite you to register, design and submit projects that present solutions to issues of flooding through architecture and/or adjacent mediums. As previously mentioned, we have already had two competitions which have presented a multitude of solutions to their respective issues, so we advise you to look at these as precedents for your own solutions for this competition.
We welcome projects of all scales and also allow projects which have been previously submitted to other competitions or school project submissions, as long as the project(s) match with the theme of the competition. Projects which have previously been submitted to ‘Voen Foundation Competitions (‘Lagos: City of Water’ and ‘Lagos: Plastic City’) are not allowed in this competition and future competitions organised by us.
Please visit the competition webpage for more information, registration and the competition brief.