Temporary shipping container city
For the twentieth anniversary of Over het IJ Festival, the age-old literal building block of the Festival – the shipping container – was used to create a temporary city.
Lasting only two weeks, the structures provoked artists in exploring the disused shipyard in their performances. The three-dimensional checkerboard pattern offers a great spatial diversity, while simultaneously communicating the Festival’s ambition to the city. As such, the hospitality area is tall, airy and compelling, while the artists use the labyrinthine aspects of the more intimate area of the container city.