Gallery: LOT-EK Unveils Plans for Solar Taichung Cultural Center Made f...

LOT-EK chose to use recycled shipping containers in their Taichung City Cultural Center proposal due to the modular units' low environmental impact and practical form. "Shipping containers, because millions of them sit unused in ports around the world, and because of their durable 100% cor-ten steel structure, are perfect for this kind of architectural reuse," the architects explain. "The adaptive reuse of industrial and technological objects has been a major part of our design practice for twenty years. We deploy an ordinary object, and through repetition and geometrical operations of cutting, shifting, and opening, create an extraordinary collective object."

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