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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 March 9, 2015 @ 10:37 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Resources,Green Transportation,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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The architects were inspired by the design of the Ariel Sharon National Park [1] itself, which is a super ambitious project to turn one of the world’s largest garbage dumps into a flourishing green space [1]. The reuse of shipping containers makes perfect sense, as an estimated 800,000 containers [2] 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 [3] are flexible enough to adapt to any changes required.

RELATED: Tel Aviv’s notorious ‘Garbage Mountain’ transforms into world’s largest recycling park [1]

Yoav Messer Architects [4]‘ Econtainer Bridge is made of a continuous line of containers [5] 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 [2] 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 [4]

+ Tel Aviv’s notorious ‘Garbage Mountain’ transforms into world’s largest recycling park [1]

Images © Yoav Messer Architects

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URLs in this post:

[1] Ariel Sharon National Park: http://inhabitat.com/tel-avivs-notorious-garbage-mountain-transforms-into-worlds-largest-recycling-park/

[2] containers: http://inhabitat.com/tag/shipping-containers/

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

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

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

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