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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

O+A, recycled containers, Amsterdam, Architecture, Green Resources, Recycled Materials, Over het IJ, NDSM shipyard

O+A [2]‘s temporary stage was made using repurposed containers [6] 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 [1] theater festival, which is held in the Dutch capital [7] every July.

+ O+A [2]

Via Diario Design [8]

Photos © O+A

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URLs in this post:

[1] Over het IJ: http://www.overhetij.nl/nl/

[2] O+A: http://www.oplusa.nl/

[3] shipping container: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/m2e-power/

[4] Amsterdam’s: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-amsterdam-office-created-entirely-from-cardboard/

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/oa-builds-theatrical-recycled-shipping-containers-space-in-amsterdams-shipyard/oa-recycled-containers-city-amsterdam-2/?extend=1

[6] containers: http://inhabitat.com/students-convert-8-recycled-shipping-containers-into-experimental-commune-in-geneva/

[7] Dutch capital: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam

[8] 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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