Gallery: Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gatew...

 
Tel-Aviv based Yoav Messer Architects recently unveiled plans for a sprawling 525-foot-long bridge made from reused shipping containers! The project won a competition to build a gateway into Ariel Sharon National Park, and if built it will provide access for pedestrians, bicycles and small shuttle buses.

The architects were inspired by the Ariel Sharon National Park itself, which is turning an old urban rubbish dump into a flourishing green space. The reuse of shipping containers makes perfect sense, as an estimated 800,000 containers are abandoned by the maritime services each year. The use of containers will also save on production, costs and construction time, and the modular units are flexible enough to adapt to any changes required.

Yoav Messer Architects‘ Econtainer Bridge is made of a continuous line of containers punctuated by balconies that provide space to stop, take a rest and enjoy the gorgeous views on each side. The bridge is set upon four columns, minimizing its impact on the ground. A great (re)use for shipping containers that we haven’t seen before, the Econtainer Bridge will provide access to the park while serving as a destination in its own right.

+ Yoav Messer Architects

Via Arch Daily

Images © Yoav Messer Architects

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  1. abl September 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Better to use your talents to create some GREEN SPACE in GAZA!!!!!!!!!!

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