Tag Archives: Mexico

Container complex idea, for Dunedin(?)

ODT 19.11.09 Food sellers keen on Noah’s Ark site

Let’s be blatant. Why not do some of this at the Noah’s Ark site in Marlow Park playground, St Kilda? Would work as a beach-side attraction (destination), creates its own shelter – food retailers, other vendors, and the general public would love it. A DESIGN feature for Dunedin. Hello, a fun reminder about city recycling!

Image: Orodreth via Flickr

### inhabitat.com 22 January 2010
Stunning Shipping Container City Springs up in Mexico
By Bridgette Meinhold
This hip, colourfully painted shipping container city recently sprung up just outside of Mexico city. Created by a small community of businesses, the project features restaurants, gallery space, bars, funky stores and even living spaces constructed completely out of recycled shipping containers.

Image: Sidabossa via Flickr

Container City is located about two hours outside of Mexico City in Cholula, and is comprised of about 50 standard shipping containers. The developers took 4500 m2 (48,500 sq ft) of space and plopped down the containers, stacking them to create courtyards, alleys and streets. The containers were then painted bright colours and outfitted with lighting, kitchens, dining areas and more.
Read more

Images: containercity.com via Flickr

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Leave a comment

Filed under Architecture, Construction, Design, Economics, Events, Fun, Inspiration, Site, Urban design