Container Community

Refurbished shipping containers help create social, community hubs

Implications - Shipping containers have been serving as an effective eco alternative to housing and retail locations for a while now, and with that, we’re seeing a shift toward the creation of more social, cultural hubs through these sustainable structures. As consumers grow more conscious of environmental initiatives, they’re seeking out more accessible ways to involve themselves, and shipping container communities are popping up to help support that. These communities not only offer elements of retail, but are expanding into nightlife, entertainment and spaces for start-ups as well. The expansion of different businesses in these sustainable spaces speak to the shift in how consumers interact and experience eco living. The community-focus not only encourages consumers to explore and interact with others, but it also allows them to experience eco-friendly initiatives in a much more approachable and experiential way.

Workshop Question - How can you create more of a community feel around your current eco initiatives?
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Low-Cost Start-Up Hubs - Julius Taminiau & Carl Turner Architects Made a Shipping Container Village
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In the true spirit of innovation and assisting young companies in developing their business model, Dutch architect Julius Taminiau partnered with Carl Turner Architects in the design of efficient,... [More]
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The Honomobar is a Small Bar That Can Be Built in Four Weeks
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The Ras Abu Aboud Stadium Can Be Taken Apart After the Match
For the 2022 FIFA World Cup Quatar, Fenwick Iribarren Architects plans to construct the modular Ras Abu Aboud stadium in Doha primarily from modified shipping containers. As such, the stadium can be... [More]
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