Shipping containers serve a lot of purposes well, but based on how designers are utilizing them in existing projects, it is clear they excel as offices. Hotels are traditionally expected to have a business center and often meeting rooms, and while hostels often have (one or) several computers for communal use and perhaps a dining table or cafe to work at, these aren’t traditionally profit drivers for lodging establishments. workETHIC is different.
Providing co-working + meeting space to the local community, or even incubators for social entrepreneurs, that overlaps with the traditional “Business Center” provides opportunities for like-minded travelers + locals to exchange ideas, make connections, and share knowledge in a comfortable, high-tech, container structure in each ETHIC location:
In any location, the coffee shop will be the focal point – at some Outpost location, a single container coffee shop like this one could be the whole workspace.
This container provides plenty of seating + indoor/outdoor vibe.
The coffee shop + workspace at Snooze Box in Thailand.
At larger locations, a container coffee shop like this one would serve as the entranceway to the co-working space.
Here, the interior of an incubation space utilizing a container meeting room.
Interior of the container meeting room.
A container seating booth equipped with plenty of charging stations.
Containers used to create smaller, sealed off meeting spaces.
Large container meeting rooms.
Private offices would also be a available.
Other side of the private office, including window to outside.
This meeting/dining space is in nautical-themed hotel, 25 Hours, in Copenhagen.