Architects have said that for the city of Lagos to undergo a rapid and dynamic transformation, there is a need to rethink real estate development in the state through investment in high density high-rise buildings.
Those who spoke at the recently concluded Lagos Architects’ Forum, organised by the state chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, stated that the development would help in the management of land as well as reduce the activities of quacks who take advantage of the scarce resource and endanger citizens’ lives. The forum had as its theme: ‘Evolving architecture’.
The Chairman, Lagos Chapter, NIA, Mr. Ladipo Lewis, said that the economic activities generated by the state could be harnessed to create better buildings and reverse the losses from the development of substandard structures.
“We need to create parameters for high density vertical buildings and establish safety factors for their development,” he said.
The President, NIA, Mr. Tonye Braide, stated that indigenous architects had to reengineer their approach to the practice of architecture to be in line with the new wave sweeping across the world. […]