Gallery: Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

The basic layout of the Adaptable Tower.

Since Rotterdam has a rather vast container port, sourcing the modular elements for the Adaptable Tower would be made even more sustainable since the containers would not have to be trucked from afar. The containers could be removed, extended and rearranged within the mega frame to cater to changes such as fluctuations in market forces, different types of families moving into the area, etc. It would also allow residents to enlarge their apartments to accommodate larger families by extending their homes into vacant grids instead of having to move to the suburbs.

The lower floors of the tower house a basketball court, communal areas and a sky lobby. And as if all of the adaptability of the building isn’t convenient enough as it is, the four legs of the mega-frame straddle the underground metro line below, meaning that getting to the station platform would just be a matter of going downstairs.

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