The 118 VR building has been given the planning go ahead for construction in London, UK and is set to be the world's tallest shipping container building once it has been completed. Designed by Patalab Architecture, the building will feature an industrial look that keeps some but not all of the characteristics of the shipping containers that are set to be used for construction.
The building will be located on Vallance Road in East London and will feature a height of 85 feet and a total of nine floors. The building will be supported by a steel framework and will also have sustainable energy benefits thanks to solar panels that will be integrated onto the roof.
Patalab Architecture spoke on the 118 VR building saying, "Alongside sustainability, an ethos of affordability and flexibility is hardwired into our design. Located just outside the City and away from Silicon Roundabout, the offices benefit from being well-connected but with the lower rents afforded by Whitechapel. Combined with the economy of pre fabrication, the construction cost will total around 30 percent less than traditional techniques, unlocking the viability of the site and enabling young businesses to flourish."
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