Shipping Container Trends - Businesses That Emerged in 2016
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Shipping Container Trends – Businesses That Emerged in 2016

February 18th, 2017

Have you started noticing a trend that transcends the boundaries of industry? The shipping container trend is a step up from up cycling. It’s the creative transformation of old shipping containers into something that we didn’t necessarily see coming. From offices to portable coffee shops to shipping container shops to minimalist homes, the uses for shipping containers have been explored thoroughly across a wide range of businesses. The international community is looking at a big push towards sustainable business practices and reducing our use of resources; hence the refurbishment of shipping containers into more creative and practical uses. 2016 saw a big push in this direction, with more and more businesses adopting this sustainable and responsible business model. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

Café Le Monde Gets a Box Café in Noosa

Café Le Monde is one of the longest running venues in Noosa, known for its relaxed vibe, alfresco dining and all day and night hours. This is a restaurant that evolves with the times, so it’s no wonder they jumped on the box café trend. So now Hastings Street has a new good-looking shop of just the right size to hand out those flat whites and long blacks. View some photos of Café Le Monde’s new box café on The Box Brand’s facebook here. The Paisley Park Project Revamps the Meaning of Public Space The Paisley Park Project is the creative laneway development and CBD activation project for Caloundra, QLD. Made up almost entirely of converted shipping containers, this public works project is bound to completely revitalise the way that this city enjoys a public space. The staged mixed-use development project will become a central hub in Caloundra for dining, boutique shopping, live music, events and arts and culture. Using the old Caloundra cottage and the shipping containers as the base and main architecture, the project will also incorporate vertical gardens and great elements of now and yesteryear. The shipping containers will range from box cafes and retail shops, to bars and art spaces and much more. Interested in seeing how The Paisley Park Project uses shipping containers for the public good? Check out the photos on their Facebook page or view The Box Brand’s post below. The Box on James: For Shipping Containers That Multitask Ok, this one was technically completed in 2015, but it’s a good one to show because The Box on James in Brisbane is a great example of how just a few shipping containers and a thoughtful scheme could create something so multifunctional. Shipping containers are the new converted warehouses, and The Box on James proves that. This project has provided sustainable community-focused products and services in a micro-retail tenancy application. It’s a place where other fresh entrepreneurs can have the chance to start up their businesses at much lower cost and much higher popularity. Shipping container conversion is a great way to start or enhance a business. Make 2017 your year with The Box Brand. Contact us for service across Australia today.