'safmarine container sports center' by tsai design studio, piketberg, south africa
all images courtesy of tsai design studio
'safmarine container sports center' is a recycled shipping container transformed into a communal athletic space in piketberg,
120 kilometers from cape town south africa by south african firm tsai design studio. commissioned by shipping company safmarine,
this prototype has been constructed to address green principles since the freight boxes are intended for ten years of market use and are
constructed to last for a total of twenty. the 12-meter long structure supports social functions including a projecting roof to shade
the bleacher seating and then wraps into a vertical surface for movie screenings and advertisements. doubling as a billboard,
the facade can become a source of income for the center.
mounted on steel framing, a gap between the independent canopy protects from harsh daylight and allows cross-ventilation to eliminate
any heat buildup. the interior contains two changing rooms and storage for equipment. easily positioned near the field, the shelter acts
as a coach's office.
teammates may take a break on the shaded bleachers
spectators also watch the game from the shaded bleachers
bleacher seating is protected by the roof structure
entry and movie screen facade
movie screen facade