Nigerian architecture practice, SI.SA recently shared site images from their JK Randle Center project. The project forms part of the plan to transform Marina and the Onikan region of Lagos state into a hub for tourism and recreational activity. It involves the remodelling of the John K (JK) Randle Arcade into a recreation/tourism centre dubbed the JK Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History.
The concept for the design centers on the idea of liberation; the weave as an inconspicuous but visible facet of Yoruba existence and the South West, which is made up of forests and plains. The centre will consist of an Exhibition Centre, a Library, Multi-Purpose Hall, Learning Spaces, Restaurant and Lounges, a Pavilion for stage performances while retaining its swimming pool and sport facilities.
The centre is located at the loop of the Onikan roundabout and covers an area of approximately 11,000 sqm with Construction Kaiser Limited (CKL), serving as the main contractor.