Retro Renault Showroom Built Out of Colorful Shipping Containers

Pavilion© l'île Seguin

Shipping containers are often used in questionable ways, but they make wonderful temporary structures. They are designed to move; that's why they have expensive corner castings and can be stacked nine high. That makes them perfect for this temporary pavilion on Paris's Seguin Island, formerly the site of a Renault factory and soon to be a massive redevelopment designed by Jean Nouvel.

Pavilion closeup© l'île Seguin

Designed by Mahn Architectures, the Pavilion describes the history of the island back to the middle ages, through the Renault era and forward to 2018.

Pavilion© l'île Seguin

It's made from 15 20' and 40' shipping containers, nicely painted in different colours and sitting on a gray steel frame.

island from air© l'île Seguin

It's a massive site, you can just make out the pavilion to the right of the bridge. Found on Designboom; More information at L'ile Sequin website

Tags: France | Shipping Containers


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