The architects write:
The brief was simple: use the festival's literal building block - the shipping container - to create the beating heart of the event. Besides the central hospitality space, the containers offer ample context for the theatrical artists..... With a height of four layers, the mountain of containers manages to justify its presence between the large warehouses of the former shipyard.What is most interesting about this project is that it uses shipping containers the way they were designed to be used: stacked corner casting on top of corner casting. Even totally full, they can stack nine high like this. O+M have staggered them, but always place them corner to corner. Note the wires added as diagonal bracing.
It's not a real building, it's more of a theatrical device that defines space. But it does it really well.
In my post on a shipping container hotel, I anthropomorphized a bit when I said "shipping containers were designed to move. They don't want to sit still. The genius of the container isn't the box, it's the handling system. To there credit, O+A get this.
No es soló lo que hacemos sino como lo hacemos.