07 Feb '13, 3pm

Temporary Shipping Container City Built in Amsterdam

Temporary Shipping Container City Built in Amsterdam

James Holloway at Gizmag points to a shipping container project that I missed last summer, a temporary installation for Over het IJ, an avant-garde theatre festival. The architects, O+M , tell Gizmag that the project took four days to build, ran for two weeks, and then took two days to dismantle. © O+A Architects The architects write: The brief was simple: use the festival's literal building block - the shipping container - to create the beating heart of the event. Besides the central hospitality space, the containers offer ample context for the theatrical artists..... With a height of four layers, the mountain of containers manages to justify its presence between the large warehouses of the former shipyard. © O+A Architects What is most interesting about this project is that it uses shipping containers the way they were designed to be used: stacked corner casting on top o...

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