Container City I, London
Container City I was first constructed back in 2001.
Situated on the Eastern side of London in an area known as Docklands, Container City was a new, eco-friendly office and shipping container homes’ project that required less than 6 months to finish.
Container City originally comprised 12 office studios with 4 rows of shipping containers on 3 separate levels. Following the completion of Container City I, an additional 4th floor was added together with apartment living accommodation.
The project was designed, constructed and managed by Urban Space Management and was intended to prove that low cost, environmentally friendly construction using up to 80% recycled materials was actually possible.
The container home architects were Nicholas Lacey and his engineering colleague, Mr Buro Happold.
Container City II
Built next to Container City I is phase II of the same project at Trinity Buoy Wharf.
Bridges connect the second phase with the first one which also includes access for wheelchair and disabled persons as well as a lift.
Container City II was finished in 2002 and unlike phase I, the container architecture sported a modern shape and loud red, white and yellow colours.
Container City – ‘Modern Marvels’ Video
You can learn more about Container City from this video clip from the Modern Marvels program on the History Channel.
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