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Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv’s Ariel Sharon National Park
Posted By Ana Lisa On January 29, 2013 @ 5:16 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Green Resources,Green Transportation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment
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.
Via Arch Daily 
Images © Yoav Messer Architects
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URLs in this post:
 Yoav Messer Architects: http://www.messer-architects.co.il/
 reused shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/homelesshome-ikea%E2%80%99s-shipping-container-house-questions-the-necessities-of-modern-living/
 Ariel Sharon National Park: http://www.parksharon.co.il/
 containers: http://inhabitat.com/port-a-bach-a-globetrotting-shipping-container-micro-home-on-wheels/
 modular units: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_unit
 containers: http://inhabitat.com/photos-stacked-recycled-shipping-containers-create-a-fantastic-info-point-for-copenhagen-design-week/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/323154/econtainer-bridge-competition-winning-proposal-yoav-messer-architects/
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