Shipping containers are the building-blocks of the pavilion. The two bottom ones are enclosed and acclimatised, while the rest are standard shipping containers that form a fascinating introvert space and create an icon visible from afar.
The reuse of containers is an example of the “Cradle to Cradle”-mentality: you take an existing product, reuse it, and instead of being “just” a container it is transformed into a new product containing new possibilities and potentials.
It is not just re-cycling, it is up-cycling, giving the product a new function and making it attractive in a new and intriguing way. That is proper sustainability, and it is one of the messages the pavilion will communicate. Re-use equals possibilities – and it can be done at any scale!