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BAMBOO STADIUM. THE ARCHITECTURAL REHABILITATION OF THE FORMER OLUSOSUN LANDFILL, LAGOS, NIGERIA

  • Iulia Dorobanțu - École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris - Belleville, France - University of Architecture and Urban Planning “Ion Mincu”, Romania
  • Lucas Monnereau - École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris - Belleville, France

DOI 10.31025/2611-4135/2020.13970

Released under CC BY-NC-ND

Copyright: © 2020 CISA Publisher

Editorial History

  • Received: 27 Jan 2020
  • Revised: 25 Apr 2020
  • Accepted: 04 May 2020
  • Available online: 23 Jul 2020

Abstract

With an ongoing growing population of around 21 million people, Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, struggles not only with how to deal with its waste but with garbage sent illegally mostly from the United States and Europe. The former Olusosun landfill, the largest waste dump in Africa and one of the largest in the world, used to receive about 3,000 to 5,000 tons of trash per day, filling the dumpsite almost to its near capacity. After the local government decided to close the landfill, the city has started to search for solutions to rehabilitate the site. In an effort to include an anchor program, the stadium becomes the natural meeting point for the neighborhood: an evolutive, flexible and transformable infinite bamboo based-unit structure. In response to new much-needed regards towards waste, bamboo resources seeded on the site become the local building material. A mix of social spaces, dedicated to enjoying the sport on game days, as well as dwellings and local public programs to be occupied all year by the local community, blend in a small-scale system. Finally, the aggregation can grow in each direction to meet all needs of various situations, with potential multiplication of the system at the scale of the neighborhood or city.

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