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Bank partners British Council to host ‘Open House Lagos’ 


Henry Bassey

As part of efforts geared towards promoting architectural designs, Sterling Bank Plc, in collaboration with British Council has concluded plans to host the second edition of ‘Open House Lagos’ with the theme: ‘50 years of Resilience and Innovation’.

The initiative presents a platform for Lagos citizens and tourists to find out more about issues that are relevant to their local area ranging from the design of homes to the impact of climate change and the role of architects and contemporary design in revitalizing a city.

Addressing journalists in Lagos, Chief Marketing Officer of Sterling Bank, Henry Bassey, said the project conforms with the strategic direction of the bank, which includes resilience and environment.


Bassey said under the environment, the bank is working with the Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) and other agencies associated with the environment to improve on it while the financial institution is managing the macro-economic situation carefully in a bid to remain resilient.

He assured that the bank would continue to support the Open House project because it believed in it.

The architectural weekend slated for April 29th to May 1st 2017 would be heralded by a number of exciting fringe events such as symposiums, exhibitions, cycology, game nights and photo walks.

The fringe events are aimed at creating a nexus between the festival and the city’s creativity.

Sequel to the success of the debut, which took place last year, this year’s edition will feature 30 buildings and 12 tours spread across two days.

In her remarks, the Project Manager, Open House Lagos, Mrs. Olamide Udoma, said for the first time since its inception, the Open House Lagos Board has also come up with an arty idea to have this year’s brochure covered by a visual artist’s piece. The organisers have received more than 100 visual arts entries by applicants from all over Nigeria and diasporans.

Udochi added that: “we are working with Lagos state government but not directly because some of these buildings are being managed by the state government.


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