Container City, Trinity Buoy Wharf
An art and residential space made from shipping containers
(Photos ©urban75, February 2010)
A trademark of 'Urban Space Management', Container City is a way of reusing standard shipping containers to produce flexible, short term and medium term accommodation and offices at low cost.
The first Container City in London was installed at Trinity Buoy Wharf in 2001 (Container City 1), with building taking just in 4 days, and fitting out over 5 months, providing 12 work studios across 4,800 sq ft.
The site was expanded in 2002, with Container City II providing a further 22 studios over five floors.
There's currently sixteen projects using the old shipping containers, which have the benefit of being reusable for other projects as soon as the land becomes required for other uses.
The view from Container City.
Some of the old wharf buildings around Container City are used for residential and studio space.
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