Architect; urbanist; designer

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lagos, Nigeria

Kunlé Adeyemi

Kunlé Adeyemi’s recent work includes the Makoko Floating School, a prototype for a floating structure on the lagoon in Lagos, Nigeria; and the Chicoco Radio Media Center, an amphibious building in Port Harcourt. These works are part of African Water Cities, a research project developed by the Lagos- and Amsterdam-based architecture, design, and urbanism practice NLÉ, which Adeyemi founded in 2010. Adeyemi studied architecture at the University of Lagos and Princeton University before joining the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), in 2002. At OMA he led projects including the Shenzhen Stock Exchange tower in China, the Qatar National Library in Doha, and the Prada Transformer in Seoul. He served on the International Advisory Council for the World Design Capital in Cape Town and was a juror for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is a fellow of the World Technology Network and a visiting critic at Harvard, Princeton, and Cornell Universities, among other academic institutions.