BDP Architects worked together with festival organisers to come up with the music box for the 2011 Manchester International Festival in the UK.
Arranged at the Salford Quay Docks in Manchester the Music Box also brought with it performance spaces, theatre space, and recording studios. On top of that interactive and creative spaces. The containers were finished off with recycled truck tarpaulins to provide shade and protection from any rain showers.
Manchester houses a major port for the United Kingdom and it made perfect sense to introduce the “music box” by utilising the materials available nearby that can be reused that being the shipping containers that transport things in and out of the country.