Gallery: German Metro Station Turned Into a Shipping Container Opera!

 
A model of Eichbaumoper.

The “Opernbauhütte,” or Opera Lodge is made from old shipping containers and is a working space for the artists and residents of Eichbaumoper (Eichbaum Opera). It sits perched right next to the open air theater and offers a lovely view of performances. The sides of the lodge have been fitted with round porthole-style windows, letting daylight into the space. Below the lodge, a bar, also made from a container, serves theatergoers libations.

Performances at Eichbaumoper typically utilize the whole station – beginning from inside the actual subway and traveling to the platform and then to the forecourt. Performers even climb on top of the roof! And since every show is meant to be accessible for everyone to see, the station is always left open to the public, so that passersby can catch the event too. Although Eichbaumoper is envisioned as an opera house, it’s not limited to that purpose. Several weekends ago, the station was transformed into an arena and organized a boxchampionship and rap-battle!

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  2. john simmis November 16, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    If you are considering modular or prefab home, or looking for an alternative to high cost construction, building with recycled shipping containers is worth taking a look at. There are many considerations that have contributed to the appeal of building with intermodal shipping containers – availability, standardization, the recycled/green factor, economy and speed of construction, their durability, and even their “elegance/grace”.

    Good resource is the Residential Shipping Container Primer website. A SHOWCASE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES AND BUILDINGDS, AND A DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) REFERENCE FOR CONVERTING RECYCLED INTERMODAL CARGO SHIPPING CONTAINERS INTO BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE.

    Lots of great example buildings, details, facts, and links to other articles. They have something new that you can setup your own project wiki to get help with your project if you are considering a design build project.

    http://www.ResidentialShippingContainerPrimer.com

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