Nearly one-third of total solid waste stream is the packaging waste, half of which comes from transporting of goods by shipping. The shipping containers used to carry goods from one place to another are made of plastic, steel or generally from corrugated cardboard. Reusing these containers and converting them into modular homes, offices and even restaurants reduces the amount of material going to the waste stream. Here, we have put together, 10 shipping container restaurant designs to leave you awestruck. Check them out aftre the jump…
1. Muvbox shipping container restaurant
After the completion of the conventional use of shipping containers they are accumulated in the waste stream. But Daniel Noiseux of Montreal, who owns the Pizzaiolle restaurants, has converted a 20-foot shipping container named Muvbox, into a restaurant which opens at the push of a button in about 15 minutes. The green restaurant makes use of solar panels to generate 40% of energy used within the restaurant. Propane provides with rest of energy that is used to fuel the kitchen appliances. Recycled tires make the floor tiles. Daniel targets to inspire people by opening a chain of such restaurants all over the world.
2. Saucy’s Walk-Up
Tom McCormac as a musician in his former days, used to venture out with his band in search of food carts. McCormac, himself, was a great cook but it took him a while to realize that. The realization was accompanied by the initiation of the barbecue business. For his restaurant he used a 20-foot shipping container which is situated at the corner of Fifth Street and Bollingbrook Street. The Saucyâs Walk Up, as he named his restaurant, offers a wide variety of dressing for chicken. Customers can choose anything from mustard to a jalapeno sauce, to add taste to their chicken.
3. Sushi Box mobile restaurant
Sushi box mobile restaurant finds its location in Austin, Texas. Mark Meyer of Design STUDIO, reused the ISBU converted shipping container and designed it into a restaurant. The restaurant is managed by the head chef Ben Crockett who excels in sushi making. With some great public reviews to its credit, the restaurant is a big hit in the town.
4. Red Fish Blue Fish
The Red Fish Blue Fish restaurant is located on a dock around Victoriaâs Inner Harbor. It is made by reusing a metal shipping container. Adding to the environmental friendly design, the owners choose to use recyclable products to cook sustainable fish. The restaurant serves all kinds of delicious sea food.
5. Beitang Container Restaurant Project, Tianjin, China
Beitang container restaurant is a part of Beitang Container Project in Tianjin, China. The sea food serving container restaurant utilizes every bit of space. The container roof has been converted to provide open seating for the customers.
6. Mobile Subway Restaurant
This Subway restaurant is built in New York for the workers reconstructing the World Trade center. The Subway restaurant stands unique among other shipping container designs, given its serving style. The restaurant is lifted up by a crane to serve food to the workers.
7. The Singapore Takeout Pop-up Restaurant
The Takeout Pop-up restaurant is situated in Singapore.The Pop- Up restaurant is known for its delicious delicacies. What makes the container popular, is its travelling around the world. Paris would be the second destination for the container restaurant.
8. La Boite
Located in Austin, Texas, the La Boite cafÃ© serves little variety but great quality food and beverages. The restaurant follows the green building practices and is twenty feet long. Victoria Davies and Dan Bereczki are the named partners in this project.
9. Wijn of Water
The Wijn of Water (Wine or Water) restaurant was build in 2005. The architect, Caroline Mugwor made use of nine 40-foot recycled shipping containers to build this restaurant. It took 6 months for its construction. Located in the Lloyd-quarter in Rotterdam, the restaurant can accommodate 50 people on the ‘Summer Terrace’ and the total cost that came in for the construction was â¬ 165,000.
10. Joost Greenhouse
The Dutch architect Joost Bakker has designed and constructed the restaurant called Joost Bakkerâs chic and fun Greenhouse. The design of the restaurant is environment friendly with the base as discarded shipping container and use of steel and straw as major materials used for building the frame. The green wall is comprised of many terracotta flowerpots containing consumable seedlings. With his restaurant Joost inspires and teaches many architects to follow green techniques.