- 9:01 am - Tue, Aug 16, 2011
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For the 2011 Manchester (UK) International Festival, architects from the firm BDP turned 72 retired shipping containers into a “musical playground” for children. Several containers were designed to function as performance spaces; others were set up as recording studios or as interactive installations where kids could explore sound and music.
The project, called “Music Boxes,” was part of the festival’s strategy “to inspire and educate the next generation in addition to providing high-concept theatre and music.”
(Info via BBC News and Manchester International Festival; hat tip to Gail Lord (@gail_lord) on Twitter. Photo via designboom.)
Related: Earlier Unconsumption posts on shipping containers repurposed for architectural and other uses.