The Shipping Container Terminal building provides Offices, Technical Facilities and Event Space at the Port of Ashdod – one of Israel’s two main cargo ports, located about 40 kilometres south of Tel Aviv.
The building is made up of six shipping containers. Four are located on the ground floor to accommodate the events space on one side, and offices and tech rooms on the other. The remaining two conatiner form more offices above. There are toilets on both levels.
The innovative staircase container is positioned at a 30-degree angle, with a scissor stair – which doubles back on itself – slotted inside. Three of its steel walls were replaced with glazing, while additional structural supports were added at the two main stress points to hold it firmly in place.
From the Architect:
“The inspiration was drawn by the way containers are stacked across the facility. We wanted to extend that narrative and add some playfulness to differentiate it from its surroundings and accentuate the recreational function of the building. It also made a lot of sense from a sustainable standpoint because in this particular project, used shipping containers were an abundant resource.”