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Puma City – Lot-EK

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24 shipping containers are retrofitted and transformed in PUMA CITY, a transportable retail and event building that is traveling around the world along with the 70-foot long Puma sailing boat – il Mostro – during the one-year long 2008 Volvo Ocean Race, just started in Alicante, Spain in early October 2008.

The building is fully dismountable and travels on a cargo ship along with the sail boats; it will be assembled and disassembled a number of times once it reaches the different international harbors.

Puma City is a truly experimental building that takes full advantage of the global shipping network already in place. At 11,000 square feet of space, it is the first container building of its scale to be truly mobile, designed to repond to all of the architectural challenges of a building of its kin, including international building code, dramatic climate changes, plug-in electrical and HVAC systems and ease of assembly and operations.

Via : [Lot-EK website]