Shipping containers uses don’t stop at micro units; the recycled frames have innumerable applications in building and design. One of the more inventive ideas for use of the old containers comes from Polish architect Adam Wiercinski, the design mind behind a kindergarten built like a mini city.
“Kids City” is envisioned on a grid system, but with the sloped roofs and cottage-like features kids typically associate with buildings and homes. The city features wings made to accommodate about 25 students and a separate entry for adults. In addition to open classroom spaces, the design really is a small city. Other features include outdoor spaces along the grid resembling small city parks, gardens and greenhouses where students learn ecology, theaters for performances, and multi-purpose rooms with storage. The modular grid system allows for standardization and ease of expansion.