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Container Show Room

New Zealand on Screen Uses Recycled Shipping Containers & Caravans to Show Off Kiwi Films

by  Bridgette Meinhold 

New zealand on Screen is a new project to showcase Kiwi film, TV and music videos right on shipping containers! The organization wanted to engage visitors using dynamic facilities that could enliven quiet spaces around the country, so with help from New Zealand based Stroybox, they retrofitted the containers and a caravan and turned them into interactive media rooms. Through October 23rd, New Zealand on Screen will show iconic Kiwi films, TV and music videos both inside and on the surface of the converted containers in Auckland and Wellington. A traveling caravan mini-cinema will tour around the country to small towns that don’t normally get to take part in film festivals.

Brightly painted and decorated with classic film moments, the two sets of converted shipping container  lounges sit on wharfs in Aukland and Wellington. Inside, visitors can learn about and watch classic films and TV or play around with a state-of-the-art interactive video wall. There’s also a ‘Scene Stealer’, an iPad app where visitors can take a photo of themselves, be inserted in a classic NZ film or TV scene, and then share the image via email, facebook and twitter. Outside, giant QR codes let passersby learn more about what’s going on inside these exciting containers.

A retrofitted caravan is making its way around the South Island visiting 18 towns and holding screenings. This pop up cinema is an effective way to bring the festival to towns that rarely get to be involved in film and TV culture. Recycled materials and vintage decor were used to decorate both the lounges on the North Island and the traveling caravan. Classic film memorabilia on loan from the New Zealand Film Commission engages the visitors and adds to the nostalgia. Paul Ward, content curator of the New Zealand on Screen project tells us, “It’s about creating intersections of offline and online environments to give the content more currency without having to build a museum or movie theatre.”

Container Store on the Beach

H&M Starts The Summer Right With a Pop-Up  Container Store on the Beach

by  Tafline Laylin
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Swedish retail giant H&M  started the summer right with a two day sale in a temporary container store that  popped up right on the beach! Situated at the Hague’s popular Scheveningen  seaside resort, the sale donated partial proceeds to WaterAid,  an international NGO that provides access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation  in the world’s poorest communities. Featuring their “Beachwear in Shades of Blue” line, the event marked the ninth annual collaboration  between H&M and WaterAid. But best of all? H&M  sold their true blue wares in a temporary container.

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Each year H&M donates 10% of the proceeds stemming from sales of a particular bikini to WaterAid. This year marked three particular departures from the  usual agreement. Not only did H&M expand their charitable contribution to  include an entire collection of beachwear, but this year they held a dedicated  event in this very cool pop-up shop to drum up further sales. And then they donated a whopping 25% of the  funds raised to WaterAid.

Tommy Hilfiger’s Berlin Shipping Container Installation

Tommy Hilfiger’s Berlin Shipping Container Installation Stacked with Dynamic Imagery

by Yuka Yoneda 

When we saw this sweet shipping container building showcasing the Tommy Hilfiger brand on the site of the former Templehof airport in Berlin, we could hardly «contain» ourselves. Constructed by Artdepartment-Berlin for the Bread & Butter fashion trade show, the temporary structure was made up of recycled cargo containers, which were stacked in various formations and emblazoned with eye-catching graphics. The resulting installation was a dynamic environment that reflected the energy of the Hilfiger aesthetic using eco-friendly materials on the inside and out.

While other similar trade show installations use brand new containers, all of the ones used for the Hilfiger show were recycled. The containers are refurbished at Bootsmanufaktur, a shipyard that also specializes rebuilding old boats. Because they required minimal construction, the containers only took one day to be placed, three days for rough construction and about three more days for the interiors to be finished.

On one side of the installation, Artdepartment-Berlin built a giant screen out of 10 containers. One face of each container was cut away and screens were placed inside. Using 10 back-pro beamers, one enormous picture was projected onto the screen, creating a dramatic backdrop for buyers to check out the line.

Shipping Container Showroom

Genussregal: Stacked Shipping Container Showroom Springs up in in Austria

by Bridgette Meinhold 

A rack of shipping containers set along a road in Styria, Austria is both a landmark attraction and an exhibition as part of a wine boutique. The Genussregal, which means «the shelf of pleasure» is conceived as a giant shelf displaying products from around the region. Designed by Vienna-based BWM Architekten und Paryner, the exhibition space is a monument to regional culinary delights and combines space for an exhibition hall, wine and culinary shop, and storage as part of the Vinofaktur Vogau. The containers act as displays and will be changed and moved periodically to reflect changes in what the shop has to offer.
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Brothers Erich and Walter Polz had a vision to enlarge their vinotheque and wine logistics center to make a larger statement about the products they were selling. Drawing only from the local region of Styria, the brothers have a unique business that promotes only local produce, wine, meat, and other products. They tasked BWM to create a new identity for their business and a landmark destination that visitors would want to visit as well as purchase regional delights. BWM not only designed the exhibition hall, shipping container racks, the shop and accessory buildings to support the endeavor, but they also conceived the exhibition “So schmeckt die Steiermark” (a taste of Styria).

The highlight of the Genussregal is a 60 meter long, 12 meter high, and 6 meter wide steel beam rack that holds the shipping containers. Containers have been set in the rack to display symbols and products of the region. Side walls are cut away and painted with bright colors and labels to act like window displays. Information on and in the containers tell passers-by more about where the goods are delivered, stored and sent around the world. Some of the containers will even be used as tasting rooms and lounges. Over time, the containers will be repositioned and rearranged to provide visitors new attractions.