The neighborhood is Ashland, Kentucky. To begin, the city is showing signs of deterioration. Crime rate is increasing. There is no real outlet for children to have a safe place to be. Finally, community leaders need to gather. There is a practical solution. For instance, a shipping container community center!
A city roundtable is held. It is determined that Ashland needs a Community Center. They need a place where a mini-police station will be housed. They need a place where there will be a public space for the community to enjoy. One of the main goals is having free Wi-Fi available for families and children. This is a place where everyone benefits from the resources.
A limited budget will not stop Ashland. Their odd-shaped property will work perfectly to build their new Community Center. In addition, the city wants to keep the Center mobile. It is possible they will obtain a larger space in the future. Finally, this will allow them to easily move the Community Center.
The city chooses not to use a standard mobile home. While such homes are good for short-term projects, they often do not offer enhanced security and stability. So city officials decide to repurpose a shipping container into a new community center.
The New Community Center Is THE Pride of Ashland
After speaking with design experts about the shipping container structure, the city decides on three containers. One of the containers is a high-boy container that is higher than the other two. Because this is the middle container, it gives the Center a nice architectural style.
The containers are divided into a police sub-station, a mini library area, a public restroom area, a foyer, and a small kitchen area. The exterior is painted bright blue to catch the neighborhood’s attentio. Finally, a beautiful playground area was built outside.
The Community Center is an absolute success! The neighborhood is flourishing with the resources that the Center provides. The city will stay within their budget. They have a low-maintenance structure for the community to enjoy.
Benefits of Creating with Shipping Containers
There are many benefits when repurposing shipping containers. Cost is minimal. Portability is easily achieved. This increases the flexibility of usage. Design options are limitless. Add-on features are extensive. Security is top-notch. When considering building for community or business, consider a shipping container!
This is just one of the stories Portables 360 loves to share. We welcome the opportunity to design your next project!