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O+A’s Recycled Shipping Container Theater Pops Up in Amsterdam’s Shipyard
Posted By Ana Lisa On January 18, 2013 @ 5:21 pm In Architecture,Gallery,Green Resources,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Amsterdam’s Over het IJ theatre festival, local architecture studio O+A created a gigantic recycled shipping container stage made from locally sourced materials. Piled up within North Amsterdam’s huge NDSM shipyard, the containers have been retrofitted into a space for live artistic performances.
O+A ‘s temporary stage was made using repurposed containers  as building blocks. It lasted only two weeks but it provoked long-lasting impressions due to its overwhelming scale. The containers were stacked horizontally and re-invented as pop-up stores, multi-level platforms and even a restaurant.
The restaurant features long communal tables that match the length of the container and even a corrugated bar. The project’s three-dimensional checkerboard structure creates an indoor/outdoor space that is both rough and “gezelligheid” (cozy). O+A’s temporary space was part of the Over het IJ  theater festival, which is held in the Dutch capital  every July.
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Via Diario Design 
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URLs in this post:
 O+A: http://www.oplusa.nl/
 containers: http://inhabitat.com/students-convert-8-recycled-shipping-containers-into-experimental-commune-in-geneva/
 Over het IJ: http://www.overhetij.nl/nl/
 Dutch capital: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam
 Diario Design: http://diariodesign.com/2012/09/el-nuevo-concepto-de-ciudad-la-ciudad-container-del-festival-over-het-ij-en-amsterdam/
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