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The eCORRE Complex – A Shipping Container Environmental Center Proposal By APHIDoIDEA

LA based design group APHIDoIDEA has proposed the eCORRE COMPLEX, The Environmental Center of Regenerative Research & Education, to the City of Long Beach in California, using ISO container recycled from the Port of Long Beach (2nd busiest port in the World).

Designed and placed as a FINALIST entry for the AIA-LA / USGBC Emerging Talent Design Competition, APHIDoIDEA plans to re-adapt the used shipping container as core building elements, and to implement sustainable strategies to educate its visitors and users about “green” building practices such as solar energy, water collections, interior daylighting, rooftop gardens, passive cooling techniques, reuse of grey water etc…

Utilizing approximately 65 shipping containers, the contextual response forces the architecture to provide an open public plaza on the ground level with an exhibition hall and outdoor amphitheater. The facility also plans to house learning classrooms as well as  offices to support the staff in teaching the community about the valuable strategies of sustainable green living.

Courtesy Of: Aphidoidea, Architizer