ARC. eddy eguavOEn foundation
The Eddy Eguavoen Foundation (est. January 11th 2020) is a Non-government Organisation that pushes for innovation in Nigerian Architecture through an annual design competition, setting up of design workshops and building for communities-in-need. The organization is named after the late Edwin Ehi Eguavoen, an accomplished Nigerian Architect that ran his Architecture firm, Voen Associates for over 30 years. Voen Associates is still active and the implementation of this organisation is a way of honoring his legacy while pushing for progress in Nigerian Architecture.
At the moment, Voen Associates aims to focus on poverty-stricken communities within Lagos.
There is currently a project being planned that is meant to be of benefit to these communities. We are planning on announcing the project towards the end of 2021 with construction starting in 2022.
There will be an ongoing relationship with these communities starting from the construction of this project. This relationship will continue to strengthen as communities develop.
Arc. Ladi Olantunde
Founder of The Arc. Eddy Eguavoen Foundation
Architectural Designer (Voen Associates)
Director (Voen Associates)
Founder of The Professor S.I Wangboje Foundation
Founder of LAARC (Legal Assistant and Rehabilitation Center)
Principal Partner of Third Dimensions (Architecture Firm)
CEO of Fourth Estates Ltd
Former member of Voen Associates
'voeN FOUNDATION architecture competition 2020
LAGOS: CITY OF WATER
In August 2019, CNN published an article listing the top cities that are prone to excessive flooding due to the coming rise in sea levels. Lagos was one of them. One solution, which was mentioned by Andrew Yang during the American Democratic debate in 2019, is to move to higher land. In the case of Lagos, this would be the mainland in areas such as Ikeja, which is already densely populated.
Rather than move away from the water, why not embrace it and continue to develop the city with the water? This is what led to the theme of the first Eddy Eguavoen Foundation Architecture Competition. Lagos: City on Water.