Art, Architecture, or Bad Design? – Retail Space Created out of Containers

Art, Architecture, or Bad Design? – Retail Space Created out of Containers

After the earthquake in Christchurch, the city didn’t want anyone entering any of the buildings until they could inspect each one of them. However, retailers obviously didn’t want to wait months or years to open their shops, so someone came up with the idea to build shops out of containers. By the time we visited the area in 2018 many of the shops were back open for operations; however, several companies liked having these smaller spaces and kept the area open. It is the first time I have seen an entire area built out of containers. There was one with an outdoor bar on top of the container. Men’s and women’s bathrooms were installed too. Lots of bright colors were used to create interest.

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