Converted shipping containers in 2022

FIFA World Cup Stadium

In 2022, shipping container conversions will undoubtedly have their most important event. The shipping containers that held the materials for the roof, seats, pitch, and other facilities make up the majority of Stadium 974, one of the stadia that will be used during this year's FIFA World Cup.
It is the first demountable football stadium in the history of the competition, and it demonstrates how far innovative architects will go when exploiting material possibilities to their utmost.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar venue is constructed of certified shipping containers and modular steel components, paying tribute to the nearby port and Doha's long maritime history. The end effect is a uniquely bright and cutting-edge arena that almost looks like it's constructed out of blocks.

Parking booth

The MicroTower Parking Booth, located in Columbus, Ohio, is a distinctive monument for an often-overlooked section of downtown Columbus. The architects' idea was to use a 40-foot container and flip it vertically, then paint it bright red to create an eye-catching parking booth that also served as a modest contribution to the city's skyline. It was a happy coincidence that a 40-foot standard container is an ideal size for a parking attendant booth, with ample area to conduct business.


The lack of housing in many big cities around the world is driving people mad, and the problem is becoming increasingly hard to fix as the population grows. The objective of Urban Rigger is to break down this barrier by establishing floating communities that provide a fresh approach to living in cities.
Urban Rigger, designed by internationally renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, is made out of converted shipping containers and employs the principles of LEGO for creativity, connectivity, and flexibility. The current waterfront community in Copenhagen houses 12 apartments with around 100 students.

Single-family house

Carroll House, in Brooklyn, New York, is one of the most distinctive buildings in the world. Even amid its unique neighbors, Carroll House distinguishes itself.
The house is notable for its unusual cut at an angle, which gives it a peculiar look that combines practicality and a stark aesthetic, allowing it to have a private outside area at each level of the property.


The colleges of Cambridge University are one of the few in the world with semi-autonomous facilities, each with its amenities, culture, and porter's lodge. The only college at the famous institution without a porter's lodge was Hughes Hall, and this was remedied in a homely and efficient manner.
A single 20-foot container was transformed into a reception and porter's lodge that optimized the space by including post pigeonholes, a visitor desk, and a porter's office.

Starbucks Cafe

A Starbucks location in Taiwan Hualien City was built using recycled shipping containers. This drive-thru facility is designed to meet customer demands now and into the future.
The store continues Starbucks' 30-year history of environmental sustainability by reusing 29 empty shipping containers to build the shop's framework, which measures 320 square meters and is two stories high.

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