Festival exhibits are temporary by definition, so using building materials that will not go to waste when they end makes a lot of sense. That's why BDP Architects chose shipping containers for a colorful and creative children's music installation at the Manchester International Festival last month. Working with the festival organizers, BDP transformed 78 of these upcycled behemoths into a lighthearted "Music Box." Intermittently stacked and scattered in an elliptical form, the containers created an acoustical playground that delighted children and adults alike.
BDP Architects worked with festival organizers to create the Music Box installation for the 2011 Manchester International Festival
78 Recycled Shipping Containers were used
They were arranged intermittently in an elliptical shape
Sometimes stacked, but no higher than 3 containers
The music installation was specifically designed for children
Although there were also theaters and other interactive installations