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Shipping containers used for first 'pop-up' shopping mall

Shipping containers used for first 'pop-up' shopping mall | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Built on a temporary site and made entirely from recycled shipping containers, London's latest retail park lays claim to be the world's first ever "pop-up" shopping mall.

The aptly-named “Boxpark” opened for business today along a vacant strip of east London’s fashionable Shoreditch High Street. It is composed of 60 standard-size shipping containers, stacked two stories high and five rows wide.

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Stevie Chamley's curator insight, June 2, 2015 12:04 PM

London is claiming to be the first to build a 'pop-up' shopping mall made from stacks of recycled shipping containers. It may not be as sophisticated as your usual shopping mall, but according to the designer Roger Wade himself, it definitely is the most environmentally friendly shopping mall ever built.

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Unique Decameron Retail Store Made From Shipping Containers

Unique Decameron Retail Store Made From Shipping Containers | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Architects Marcio Kogan and Mariana Simas of Studio Mk27 designed a 250 square meter retail store in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Awarded the world’s best shopping building at the World Architecture Festival, the Decameron encompasses a low budget building solution for a rented space. It consists of a double height hangar and several colorful shipping containers arranged to open up to the street and a garden.

Two rows of shipping containers stacked on top of each other and painted in flamboyant colors make up the shell of the store. Placed perpendicular to the main street, the containers were designed to fit the space without interfering with the natural arrangement of trees.

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