Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times

SOUTH AFRICA

Shipping containers and commercial property - a sign of the times
© Braden Gunem. Image source: [[https://www.containerhomeplans.org/2015/04/what-i-wish-id-known-before-building-my-shipping-container-home/ www.containerhomeplans.org]]</span>The development of shipping containers in the 1950s transformed the face of the transport industry, but no-one realised at that time that it would take the building scene by storm some years later. In 1998 the concept emerged in South Africa when Simon's Town High School required a new hostel and was provided 40 used shipping containers by Safmarine which were ultimately used to construct a hostel housing 120 scholars. At that time it was the largest shipping container building in the world.
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