12 August 2015

Colourful and Interesting Conversions

Container World never shies away from a challenge, and we enjoy assisting clients with difficult container conversion concepts, from the design phase right through to the finished product.  Some of the more interesting projects we’ve worked on in the past year:

Science of Coffee:

Container world coffee 2Container World was approached to assist with the design and modification of 20’ shipping containers into a Coffee Shop, which was to be placed in a prestigious estate in Ballito, on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.  The finished product had to be functional in design, as well as aesthetically pleasing, due to the rules of the estate.  The end result was achieved through excellent and continuous communication between Container World’s sales team, the client, and our workshop, and received considerable positive feedback (the coffee is also excellent)!


COGTA (Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional):

If you’re driving around in the St. Lucia Estuary area at some stage in the near future, you might very well come across the very colourful containerised clothing store that Container World provided to COGTA for this area.  Designed by an architectural firm, and manufactured by Container World, these units enable the local community to sell their wares in an attractive yet secure and safe environment that is as unique as St. Lucia itself.

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FABLab – Windhoek, Namibia:

FABLab: Namibia’s ‘life-giving’ ideas factory.  Fabrication laboratories, or “fab labs”, are places where you can bring almost any idea to life. These small-scale workshops are furnished with the latest computer-controlled equipment and tools, and constitute a space where budding entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into tangible products. Namibia has set up its very own fab lab, which is now the biggest of its kind in Africa.

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Container World supplied customised MultiHouse units for this project, which were painted in many different colours to give them a more striking and funky appearance.  We were very pleased to be part of such a fascinating and extremely colourful project, not to mention one that benefits and enriches entrepreneurs in Namibia.

FABLab Windhoek was also featured on BBC News:







Below are some images of the construction in progress: