Friday, 8 June 2007

Container City

Container City is a system that uses shipping containers linked together to provide high strength, prefabricated steel modules that can be combined to create a wide variety of building shapes and adapted to suit most planning or end user needs.

This modular technology enables construction times and cost to be reduced by up to half that of traditional building techniques while remaining significantly more environmentally friendly. Container City 1 completed in 2001, for example, was installed in 4 days using 20 containers creating 15 units. The project was used for live/work and studio space and is located in Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.

Architects: Nicholas Lacey
Engineer: Buro Happold
Developers: Urban Space Management Ltd

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