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

 
Wouldn't it be nice to hear a beautiful, moving aria next time you emerge from the subway station? - and we don't mean the song that Crazy Bob sings asking for quarters. Well, if you visit the Eichbaum station in the Ruhr District between Mülheim and Essen, you might be able to do just that. German architects from raumlaborberlin have transformed the gritty metro stop, which is known for violence and vandalism, into an awesome open air opera house! Composed (get it?) of shipping containers, the "opera lodge" offers a place for the artists to work on their ideas, while the open air theatre uses elements of the actual station as a stage and seating for guests to enjoy the music.

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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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