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4 Interesting Uses For New Shipping Containers

There are all sorts of interesting reasons to a buy new shipping container - and you might actually be surprised by what these big boxes can actually be used for. The extent of some people’s imaginations may well be quite the shock!


We thought we’d take a quick look around to see what innovative uses we could find for these containers. Here are just a couple of examples of what can be achieved - which could prove quite inspiring if you’re looking for ideas right now.


A shipping container food hall


Discarded shipping containers have been transformed into an outdoor food hall in Bellflower over in California. According to Forbes, 14 shipping containers were used to set up Steelcraft Bellflower, with more than 15,000 square feet of drinking, dining and social space on offer.


The Studio One Eleven team were asked by they used repurposed shipping containers for the project, with senior principal Michael Bohn explaining that they liked the idea of different construction typologies.


“Containers definitely are a differentiator when compared to conventional retail design,” he said, adding that they’re “slightly more affordable than conventional construction”.


A shipping container flight experience


This doesn’t sound like something for the faint of heart or nervous flyers but according to Broadsheet, the Adelaide Fringe Festival saw a container decorated to replicate a passenger plane this year to create a realistic flight experience.


Boarding passes are handed out, people are shown their seats and then welcomed aboard by a flight attendant - before the plane takes off… but all may not be well. It’s Flight, the brainchild of immersive theatre company Darkfield, which debuted at Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. Apparently, it takes place in complete darkness!


An actual bridge!


The Econtainer Bridge in Ariel Sharon Park in Israel uses containers as the infrastructure for the construction project, as well as for finishing materials for the display walls, roof and path. The containers will be adapted to their new designs offsite at a factor to help minimise the impact the project will have on the natural site.


Indoor farms


Containers are also now being used as innovative new greenhouses, allowing people to grow anything and everything. What’s great is that they’re relatively easy to transport so if you do decide you want to do this and then have plans to relocate, you can take your garden with you.


As you can see, the only limit to working with shipping containers will be your imagination, so sit down, have a think about what you’d like to see happen and then get in touch with the team here at the Container Sales to see how we can help you make your dream a reality.

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