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A Cacophony of Shipping Containers Jazzes Up This “Music Box” Installation in Manchester

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 15, 2011 @ 10:17 am In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,Design,Features | 2 Comments

"Music Box", BDP Architects, Manchester International Festival, Shipping containers, music, performance, theater, upcycled, recycle, creative reuse, eco design, sustainable design , green design [5]

Set up at the Salford Quays docks in Manchester, the “Music Box” also featured performance spaces, theaters, recording studios, and a series of creative and interactive rooms. Although the city is never super hot, recycled truck tarpaulins [6] provided shading, while graphic banners tied to the ends of the boxes helped visitors navigate their entertainment space of choice.

Manchester is a bustling port city [7] with no shortage of shipping containers so we can’t think of a better, more creative way to re-use them than to infuse children with a love of play and sound!

+ BDP Architects [1]

Via Designboom [8]

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URLs in this post:

[1] BDP Architects: http://www.bdp.com/

[2] shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/shipping-containers-could-provide-disaster-relief-for-haiti/

[3] an acoustical playground: http://inhabitat.com/people-make-human-powered-sno-cones-at-outside-lands-music-fest/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/a-cacophony-of-shipping-containers-makes-up-a-music-box-installation-in-manchester/bdp-architects-manchester-music-box-2/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/BDP-architects-manchester-music-box-2.jpg

[6] recycled truck tarpaulins: http://inhabitat.com/steampunk-r2-d2-robot-made-from-recycled-materials/

[7] bustling port city: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nycs-port-authority-bus-terminal-gets-a-luminous-led-makeover/email

[8] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/16102/bdp-architects-music-box-installation.html

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