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Tetris-Inspired Libraries

Contertainer is a Health and Learning Center for the Public

— December 29, 2010 — Art & Design
Indonesian architect firm dpavilion has converted a few shipping containers into a colorful piece of architecture called the Contertainer, consisting of a polyclinic and a library.

The Contertainer title, a combination of the words "container" and an "entertainer," is definitely a creative one that aptly describes the building. This architectural construct is a public place which offers absolutely free services and facilities to the public. Contertainer's goal is to provide a better quality of living to the economy classes of Indonesia.
Trend Themes
1. Container Architecture - The trend of repurposing shipping containers for various structures such as live-work spaces, pop-up retail shops and low-cost housing.
2. Free Public Facilities - The trend of offering completely free services and facilities to the public is becoming increasingly popular around the globe, as part of a larger trend of social innovation.
3. Creative Naming Conventions - The trend of creating unconventional names to describe unique products, services or experiences that their company offers.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - Offering sustainable and creative solutions using recycled materials such as shipping containers.
2. Healthcare - Creating free healthcare facilities for people in need, and increasing accessibility to vital resources.
3. Library Services - Offering free library services and access to reading materials for the general public, especially in underprivileged areas where access to such resources is limited.
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