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Architect's models used to be as accurate as possible; now that there is computer modelling, they seem to be becoming more expressive and a lot more fun. Lars Behrendt has designed this tower out of 55 shipping containers, evidently for the purpose of choosing the winning numbers of a lottery.
It is in a dilapidated part of Stuttgart that needs some cheering up, being isolated and full of shady characters. The architects write:
Over a period five to ten years, a temporary tower to upgrade the neighborhood, an attractive focal point and create a vibrant, colorful mixed-use development offering a temporary shelter. The temporary nature of the project will lead to the use of shipping containers as construction and space-forming element.
It has many different recreational uses, including a pool, gardens alcoves, "a whole collection of spaces meeting a variety of needs and possibilities.
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