Gallery: Colorful Indonesian Clinic and Library Made from Shipping Cont...


Shipping containers are sturdy, versatile structures that have traveled the world over the course of their lifespans. The Contertainer is a poly-clinic and public library designed by Indonesian firm, dpavilion architects, that repurposes these adventurous vessels to house books, which serve as “windows” to the world at large. The name for the health clinic and public library is an amalgam of two words: container and entertainer, which reflects its goal of providing a better quality of living for those who have little money.

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  1. Holcim Awards December 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    It is a nice design and great reuse of an existing material. Not sure how innovative using shipping containers is anymore. It seems to be done a lot all over the world. It would be nice to see what other sustainable strategies they employed for energy reduction and thermal comfort.

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