Date: January 15, 2016
A festival spotlighting the potential of shipping containers as post-disaster
shelters is underway at Pier-2 Railway Park in Kaohsiung City.
The eighth edition of Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival features 14 works by 10 architectural groups from Taiwan, Australia, France, the U.K. and U.S. It is themed Ark of Tomorrow and organized by the city government’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs.
Bureau Director-General Shih Che said the theme reflects the increasingly important issue of post-catastrophe housing, and the environmental impact of urban development.
“The two-month event offers a platform for architects to devise innovative ways of handling short-term housing crises in the wake of such calamities as last year’s earthquake in Nepal and Typhoon Soudelor in Taiwan.” [FULL STORY]