Australian project transforms shipping containers into serene workplace

Demonstration project provides offices for specialist in container procurement and modification.

Twenty- and 40-ft shipping containers were used to create an office building for
Twenty- and 40-ft shipping containers were used to create an office building for a shipping-container specialist. All photos by Ben Hosking.
January 17, 2014

Australian firm Royal Wolf has put its money where its mouth is by creating an office facility out of shipping containers at its depot and fabrication center in Sunshine, Victoria. The company specializes in sourcing, selling, and modifying new and refurbished shipping containers.

The facility, dubbed Room11, includes offices, common space, a meeting room, and a reception area deployed around four interior, landscaped courtyards. Container ends have been replaced with full-height windows; some of the ends have been reused as interior partitions. The exposed ceiling has been insulated on top with rigid insulation and a membrane roof. A pair of vertically placed containers marks the entryway.

The video below, courtesy of Royal Wolf, shows how the modules were positioned on the site.

         
 

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