Open House Lagos kicked off with an applaudable debate on Thursday, 27th April 2017 at Lagos’ first certified building, Heritage Place, No. 21 Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Well attended by Architects, Land Surveyors and urban design enthusiasts, the debate was declared open by the project manager of Open House Lagos 2017, Mrs. Olamide Udoma Ejorh.
Olamide Udoma - Project Manager, Open House Lagos
Presenting a remarkable key note presentation was Mr. Olasupo Shasore SAN who took the audience on an interesting journey of the past, present and future of Architecture in Lagos. In a concluding remark, he described Lagos as a “pedestrian city that is not pedestrian friendly” hence certain policies have to be put in place and attended to in order to have the Lagos we all dream of.
The keynote speech was shortly followed by a panel discussion with Mrs. Kofo Adeleke, Mrs. Titi Adeleye, Mr. Tuoyo Jemerigbe and was moderated by Mrs. Annette Fisher. Topics discussed included the importance of resident friendly cities, urbanism and protecting structures that represents the heritage of our city.
Cross Session of Panelists - Mrs. Kofo Adeleke, Mrs. Titi Adeleye, Mr. Tuoyo Jemerigbe
Q & A session
Bringing the debate to a close was Open House Lagos Board Member, Papa Omotayo who also declared the tour of Heritage Place open.
Mr Henry Bassey speaking on behalf of Sterling Bank.
About Open House Lagos Tours
Open House Lagos presents residents of Lagos and visitors unique opportunity to explore the architecture of Lagos city for FREE!
The weekend offers local and international visitors an enriched cultural experience by providing an opportunity to access buildings not normally open to the public.
Featuring curated bus tours to over thirty buildings in Lagos and various fringe events such as Cycology bike tour on Saturday morning from Syrian Club, Obalende the tours are scheduled to kick off on Saturday at 9.30am from Sterling Towers Marina.
To register for tours which are yet to be closed, visit www.openhouselagos.com
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Open House Lagos is in partnership with British Council and Sterling Bank Plc.