Shipping Container Port: This Office Building Was Built to Last
If you’ve ever looked for proof that shipping container buildings are built to last, then look no further than the Shipping Container Terminal at the Port of Ashdod in Israel. Built more than four years ago in 2015, this shipping container crate building has stood against the harsh sea, air, and storms without so much as a worry.
Designed by the Tel Aviv studio called Potash Architects, this shipping container structure was built using repurposed crates from the very same port in which it stands. The designers say that they utilized the shipping containers because they wanted the building to reflect its seafront location fully.
Sitting in the Port of Ashdod, one of Israel’s two main cargo ports, the bright and bold shipping container building is located about 25 miles south of Tel Aviv and serves as a constant reminder of the benefits of reusing and recycling materials.
The bright red containers are structured in an eye-catching but sturdy arrangement. It features one beautifully balanced shipping container that acts as the stairwell to the second floor. The office building offers a recreational area for employees and provides programming, architectural planning, system coordination, and interior design services, all housed within the recycled and renovated containers.
After five long years of harsh sea weather and constant sunlight, the signature red containers still stand firmly in place. Sturdy and robust, this container office proves that a solid shipping container structure can last for years to come.