NLÉ designed the Floating Music Hub in Cape Verde to create a unique cultural venue. Kunlé Adeyemi, the lead architect on the project, is recognized for his originality and innovation in the industry. This new venue is no exception to Adeyemi's impeccable talents.
The inspiration came from the desire to create a music recording studio in Mindelo. The idea thus expanded to a floating hub to contribute to the country's narrative. The building, located on the port of Cape Vere, tells a story about the history of the African people and their diaspora. The hub was created using the architect's prefabricated, modular, A-Frame, sustainable timber structure dubbed the Makoko Floating system. The recording studio caters to various events with a performance space, a bar, and a canteen.
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