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Clare Hudson
Clare Hudson
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  • 16th May 2011

5 Creative Shipping Container Conversions

Shipping Container Architecture is increasing in popularity, with many companies converting the containers into office space, emergency housing, movie theatres and many other creative spaces. The containers have also been used as locations for market stalls as well as warehouses. Incidentally, the largest shopping centre in Europe is comprised of aisles of stacked shipping containers.

Old shipping containers

Movie Theatre, which publishes up-to-date information on the latest technology trends, wrote a recent article which highlights shipping containers which have been magically transformed into brightly coloured theatres or 'screening pods'


Art and education centreArt Center

Artists Jonathan Sears and Chris Hoeting (ParProjects) have been closely involved with Northside Community in the US to establish an art and education centre from shipping containers.


Office spaceThe Box Office

This is an eco-friendly, 12 unit office and studio space which has been transformed from 32 recycled shipping containers and has been designed by Distill Studio, later developed by Truth Box Inc.


From shipping containers to a barContainer Bar

This innovative bar is located in Austin, Texas, and is created completely out of shipping containers. It was designed by Big Red Dog.




Emergency shelters

Emergency Shelters

The Haiti Earthquake is just one natural disaster that has benefited from shipping containers.





So here we have it: 5 innovative examples of creativity. Whilst we may not list this exact form of office space, we still have many others for you to choose from. We have a range of styles, so call us now on 0800 740 8080 to discuss your requirements.