Updated: Aug 9
During the past few years, the number of purchases of shipping container offices has been constantly on the rise. There are many reasons for that; they are cheap, portable, fast to set up, very flexible in terms of design, and they are modular. In short, shipping containers tick most of the boxes needed in an office building, and then add some other useful attributes. Companies and their high executives around the world are realizing the great potential offered by shipping container offices, and are getting on board with the idea of using them for their new offices.
Don’t take our word for it, here are some examples of shipping container offices around the world, which have been operational for a while now, and have proven that not only they are very practical office buildings, they are also very trendy and look amazing!
Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Offices
Futurebox, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Futurebox is a company which is entirely familiar with what it takes to be innovative. They dedicate their efforts to provide a platform for deep tech startups of Denmark to grow. In their own words, “Futurebox is the leading Danish deep tech and hardware incubator and accelerator.”
Their office building, designed by Arcgency, is located in the campus of the Technical University of Denmark, and is made of repurposed and recycled shipping containers. When your business is innovation with an eye for the future, you can’t go wrong with a highly practical building which is also recycled and very environment-friendly.
Boxworks, The Engine Shed, United Kingdom
On December 2015, 20 shipping containers were installed in The Engine Shed area by Forward Space, which is an English company that provides innovative workspaces to anyone who’s bold enough to try their amazing ideas, especially startups. As its name indicates, The Engine Shed used to be a place for locomotives.
Through time, it became an incredibly innovative and lively community with strong roots in the culture of the University of Bristol. Now, it’s full of innovators and creators, filled with musical and artistic events, and more importantly, it prides itself on its highly productive culture. Boxworks is a part of The Engine Shed which provides “workspace for the social, creative, digital, and high-tech enterprises.”
Moto Republic, Harare, Zimbabwe
Moto Republic is a place designed to attract young people, who could then get together to cultivate new ideas to transform the future of Zimbabwe. It is in fact the first ever creative hub in Zimbabwe, and it is highly popular among locals. It’s a safe harbor for many different communities, and is home to many designers, artists, bloggers, and innovators. Moto Republic’s building is made of a few repurposed shipping containers, which have been perfectly modified to be a suitable building in the warm environment of Harare Zimbabwe.
Riverside Building, London, United Kingdom
The Riverside Building was designed and built in 2005 by Container City and ABK Architects. It was installed in only 8 days, showing how fast can a shipping container building be put together, even one of this size. It is located on the banks of River Thames, and offers 24 different office spaces. Other than utilizing recycled shipping containers, it boasts a design which allows natural sunlight and airflow to engulf most of the building at all times.
Pallotta Teamworks Headquarters, Los Angeles, California, United States
Pallotta Teamworks is a charity event company in California. When they decided to build a new office building to use as their headquarters, they wanted to build it in a warehouse, and their budget was incredibly low, to the point that they realized they don’t even have enough money to install proper air conditioning for the entire warehouse. The result was the highly innovative installation-like of an office made by shipping containers. Not only this design suited the charity company very well which helped them further their cause, it won many design awards.
Made To Be Moved, Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen’s northern harbor used to be an almost purely industrial area. But as time passed, the city kept growing and the area started changing. The changed caused many industrial buildings to be vacated and left. Arcgency, the design company responsible for Futurebox’s amazing building, designed another highly practical office building for this area and this situation, which is almost nothing like the area in which Futurebox’s office is located.
The entire building needed to be temporary, so in order to avoid any waste, they designed Made To Be Moved. It’s an office which uses the spaces between containers as the primary office space, and the walls of shipping containers are highly insulated for their resident employees to not be too bothered by the harsh environment of Denmark.
Where to Obtain a Shipping Container Office
As this article proves, shipping container offices are not just suitable for very specific cases. They are extremely flexible in terms of design and environment compatibility, they avoid a lot of waste caused by building offices by traditional means, while they help recycling shipping containers. Not only they are highly environment friendly and practical in every way, they are built in a fraction of time and with far less budget compared to normal office buildings.
If you are considering having a shipping container office, you’re at the right place. We can modify shipping containers to be exactly what you want them to be, and we can be with you every step of the way; from the design phase to delivery and installation. Just contact us and we will provide you with every detail you might require.