Lidija Grozdanic

Pop-Up Community Space Made from Shipping Containers Opens in Detroit

by , 05/29/13
filed under: Architecture, Cargotecture



First Container is a Detroit-based project that will include an innovative boutique hotel, a co-working lab and public event spaces made from shipping containers. In order to demonstrate some of the content that will be featured in the development, the team built a small replica of the lobby, which offers free WiFi, comfortable areas for people to work and a small stage for public events. With the idea of using storytelling as a catalyst for community building and enagement, the project aims to foster creativity and provide a friendly space for travellers.Visitors will have the opportunity to play SpeedStory, an interactive game designed to connect people through stories.

First Container will remain open three to four days a week until October 2013, and it will later become a permanent part of the larger hotel. The entire project is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.

+ Detroit Collision Works

+ First Container

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