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.

BETA office for architecture and the city Amsterdam NDSM temporary shipping container city night view

BETA office for architecture and the city Amsterdam NDSM temporary shipping container city interior

BETA office for architecture and the city Amsterdam NDSM temporary shipping container city village

BETA office for architecture and the city Amsterdam NDSM temporary shipping container city exterior

BETA office for architecture and the city Amsterdam NDSM temporary shipping container city performance

Project Details

YEAR

2012

CLIENT

Stichting IJ Producties

SITE

NDSM shipyard, Amsterdam

STATUS

temporary

COMMISSION TYPE

competition entry, finalist

COLLABORATORS

van Eden Bouwconstructies (engineer)

TEAM

Auguste van Oppen, Marc van Asseldonk, Aleš Hanak

Press

http://www.designboom.com/
https://www.treehugger.com/