Civic Centre – Nigeria
The building is a commercial development providing shops, meeting rooms, a large, multi-purpose hall, and a restaurant overlooking the lagoon. The site also provides a private boat club. The hall was designed without columns to make it conducive for events. As such, the floor slab over the hall was suspended from a large steel truss flying over the roof. The inverted ziggurat form of the building is dictated by the limited site area.
The Lagos Civic Centre has become an iconic, well-loved and used building in the city.