The G.A.S. Lagos Building
In Lagos, the Foundation is hosted in an award-winning building in Oniru fusing traditional Yoruba and Brutalist achitectural principles. G.A.S. Lagos was designed by Ghanian British architect Elsie Owusu in collaboration with Nigerian architect Nihinlola Shonibare. The latter's practice, NS Design Consult, was additionally commissioned to execute the interior design concept.
The building houses a multifunctional studio/gallery space and event kitchen on the ground floor with accommodation and shared living space on the first floor for up to three artists-in-residence. The structure wraps around a communal courtyard than can be used to to host performances and events and the barrier-free design of the building ensures access for all our users and visitors.
Photography by Olajide Ayeni. Images courtesy of Open House Lagos.