FESTAC Town

Possibly the first manifestation of using a global event to develop urban infrastructure, FESTAC Village foreshows a common practice in today’s global sporting events such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup.

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Its continual evolution, from an official festival space used primarily to house international visitor, to the home a vibrant artistic community and finally the centere of 419 activity in Lagos engages the complex play between culture, cities and people; between investment, construction, marketing and governance dynamics and improvisation, place-making, co-existence, being, and home.

National Theatre of Nigeria in Lagos Daniel Kötter and Constanze Fischbeck

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