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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

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The architects were inspired by the Ariel Sharon National Park [3] 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 [5] 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 [6] are flexible enough to adapt to any changes required.

Yoav Messer Architects [1]‘ Econtainer Bridge is made of a continuous line of containers [7] 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 [1]

Via Arch Daily [8]

Images © Yoav Messer Architects

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URLs in this post:

[1] Yoav Messer Architects: http://www.messer-architects.co.il/

[2] reused shipping containers: http://inhabitat.com/homelesshome-ikea%E2%80%99s-shipping-container-house-questions-the-necessities-of-modern-living/

[3] Ariel Sharon National Park: http://www.parksharon.co.il/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/econtainer-recycled-shipping-container-bridge-to-provide-gateway-to-tel-avivs-arial-sharon-national-park/yoav-messer-architects-recycled-containers-econtainer-bridge-2/?extend=1

[5] containers: http://inhabitat.com/port-a-bach-a-globetrotting-shipping-container-micro-home-on-wheels/

[6] modular units: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_unit

[7] containers: http://inhabitat.com/photos-stacked-recycled-shipping-containers-create-a-fantastic-info-point-for-copenhagen-design-week/

[8] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/323154/econtainer-bridge-competition-winning-proposal-yoav-messer-architects/

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