The Young Visionaries Exhibition, a project of Gracefield Island, was planned with the aim to give young people a platform to exhibit their talents or business. It was conceived as opportunity to share ones knowledge, experience, and expertise with young individuals and to empower them in a community that facilitates collaboration, entrepreneurship, continuous learning, and growth.

Studio Elementals’ Director Stefanie Adisa Theuretzbacher was one of the panelists for the panel discussion “Integrating Young Innovators in Building Sustainable Cities” among other speakers such as Ferdinand Agu (Director, Gravitas Investments Ltd), Karn Gulati (Director of Strategy, 9mobile), Mary Ojulari (MD, Weststar Associates Ltd Mercedes-Benz NIG).

In her presentation, Stefanie delved into the elements that contribute to a city’s sustainability. She explored the concept of green buildings, examined sustainability within the specific context of Nigeria, and explained the pivotal role architects play in fostering sustainability. Additionally, Stefanie discussed strategies for integrating young professionals into the endeavor of constructing sustainable cities.

The GVIP Exhibition was a physical event planned on Gracefield Island, Lagos, to promote networking and growth among young professionals through art, culture, technology, and social engagement.

Photos by: Gracefield Island

Studio Elementals has been nominated to apply for the Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Début Award


About the Début Award:

Is intended to commend the talented architects on their achievements, which should inspire other young and aspiring practitioners, but also to support and invest in their future.

The parameters range from excellence in built work to progressive ideas, exhibitions or written work which we believe marks the beginning of a future career. The first recipient of the award, in 2013, was Jimenez Lai – Bureau Spectacular from Los Angeles. In 2016, the award went to the Chilean studio UMWELT and in 2019 it was the Spanish duo Bonell+Dòriga who got it.


The international jury includes: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay, N’Goné Fall, Yael Reisner, Zhang Ke


About/Mission of AnotHERVIEWture Award


AnotHERVIEWture is a platform which works to introduce women and their work to a broader public in order to raise awareness of the female contribution in the building industry and to highlight role models in order to transform this field of profession towards equality and diversity.

Studio Elementals and its director Stefanie Adisa Theuretzbacher have been featured on the AnotHERVIEWture platform, highlighting the work they have done in developing innovative, sustainable and design driven building designs and planning expertise for outstanding projects while having a positive impact on the built environment.

There are 1,119 female architects and chartered engineering consultants registered in Austria and 744 of them are actively working in their field of profession. 1,119 women, representing 10% of highly trained and officially accredited experts in Austria who design and create the built environment and develop engineering projects.


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Freshforte featured on multiple YouTube vlogs

The Freshforte building continues to pique the interest of the Nigerian YouTube space. It has become a prime location for vlogs and reviews such as Steven Ndukwu and others ,who are constantly being fascinated by its refreshing use of shipping containers and its internal ambiance.

Link to Videos:

Freshforte, a Landmark in Lagos, Nigeria

The Article titled “Freshforte, a Landmark in Lagos, Nigeria” was published in the Austrian print magazine “ARCHITEKTUR.AKTUELL” – The Art of Building – September Edition 2021.
Written by Brigitte Groihofer, the arcticle talks about the Freshforte building, about creative recycling, containers as building material and contemporary architecture for the tropics.

It is mentioned that the building was commissioned by Farmforte, a business committed to revolutionizing agricultural practices and supporting small-scale farmers for future sustainability and economic prosperity. Freshforte, their flagship store is strategically located in Lagos’ bustling Lekki District Phase 1. Constructed from repurposed shipping containers, Freshforte embodies themes of freshness, sustainability, and zero waste, serving as a landmark in the city. The architectural design, inspired by recycling principles, incorporates a complex three-story spatial system, emphasizing cross ventilation, translucency, and sun protection. The article also mentions that unlike European construction practices, the implementation in Nigeria demands flexibility and creativity, collaborating directly with local building firms. 


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Female and Designing the City: Part 1



On Saturday 7th of November 2020, the Creative Director, Stefanie Theuretzbacher was part of a virtual panel organized by Open House Lagos. The panel explored the concept of the city from the perspective of the female designer.



Co-panelists included Dr. Thaibat Lawanson, Tosin Oshinowo, and Nana Biamah-Ofusu, with Olamide Udoma-Ejorh of the Lagos Urban Development Initiative as moderator.




More on Open House Lagos:

The Kofe Club Project

no 47, May, 2020

Das Kröswang Magazin / Le Fritz Publishing

Our interior Design project “Kofe Club” was featured in the Austrian food and lifestyle magazine, Frisch.


Our director, Stefanie Theuretzbacher, was also interviewed for the article about the Lagos food scene.