Shipping Container School Built In Four Weeks After Earthquake In Chile

Shipping Container School Built In Four Weeks After Earthquake In ChileShipping Container School Built In Four Weeks After Earthquake In Chile

Photos: VientoFuerte.cl.

When a tsunami hit Chile a devastated town left in its wake lost its school, local university students were able to rebuild the school within four weeks. Tabul is around 500km south west of Santiago and one of the worst areas hit by the tsunami. Finis Terrae University architecture department brought 56 of its advance students to design, equip and mount the school in the damaged town under the project name Viento Fuerte (Strong Wind).

A local company donated the 22 shipping container units needed where were insulated and designed round the concept of prefabricated building modules. 20 of the containers remained on the ground level while the last two were mounted on the first floor. An open area was formed between the containers to act as areas that can offer shade from the sun as well as rain cover for the children, with the remaining part of the existing school adjoined to the containers.

It shows how much can be done in 4 weeks and a video was put together of the project shown below :-

 

DEMO TUBUL INGLES from STBFilms on Vimeo.

 

Shipping Container School Built In Four Weeks After Earthquake In ChileShipping Container School Built In Four Weeks After Earthquake In ChileShipping Container School Built In Four Weeks After Earthquake In Chile

Box Park – United Kingdom “Pop up Mall”

BOX PARK 08/2011 from Roger Wade on Vimeo.

The concept and idea is simple interconnecting 40 shipping containers to form up small shop units and literally have a “pop up mall”. Advantage in the concept is utilization of land that won’t be developed for at least 5 years allowing quick temporary and functional usage at a low cost. Putting waste land to work and at the same time creating jobs and an increased retail environment for the local community.

boxpark - shipping container mall