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WhiteCrate Uses Converted Shipping Containers to Create a Festive Bar in Manchester
Posted By Helen Morgan On December 14, 2012 @ 3:00 pm In Architecture,Gallery | 1 Comment
WhiteCrate, the UK-based design firm that specializes in shipping container conversions is at it again, and this time they've adapted shipping containers to create a cozy and festive bar in London. Hot on the heels of creating DockBar at Greater Manchester’s MediaCity UK, the team at WhiteCrate built DockLounge with their reused containers, creating a wonderful space to spend a cold winter’s evening getting toasty in front of the log fire. Surrounded by the glass facades at the dock side in MediaCity, the new bar looks like a cheery place to celebrate the season.
DockLounge is made-up of two 40-foot WhiteCrate containers and one Hi-cube 40-foot WhiteCrate container that were joined together after the sides were removed to form a spacious room. The site can host around 80 guests, all milling around a central log burner. The interiors were decorated throughout by Fluid bars, who made the space look a bit like a warm ski-lodge.
After their previous ideas for exhibition spaces  and their part in the recent unveiling of Nissan LEAF , the designers at WhiteCircle  have shown just how much capacity their converted crates have. For more information about the WhiteCrates concept, take a look at their official website, and watch this space for further news from the team!
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Images courtesy of WhiteCrates
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URLs in this post:
 ideas for exhibition spaces: http://inhabitat.com/upcycled-shipping-containers-transformed-into-modern-spaces-by-whitecrate/
 unveiling of Nissan LEAF: http://inhabitat.com/whitecrate-tranforms-shipping-containers-into-innovative-exhibition-space-for-nissan-leaf/
 WhiteCircle: http://whitecircleltd.com/
 + WhiteCrate: http://www.whitecircleltd.com/?section=whitecrate
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