In Amsterdam you can find the world ‘s largest chipping container city, and is called Keetwonen. It’s a complex of several buildings designed as a residence for students, a step forward in architecture using only shipping containers (cargotecture). Such a modern conception of a student residence can only be performed by the Dutch.
The city takes benefit from 2 of the first pros that has the container architecture, the ease and speed of its construction, and its economy, which make them ideal as temporary housing for students, who need more a budget residence than a quality place to live and study .
This residence is considered as one of the best in quality-price value, despite at the first there where many fears concerning the proper design of these homes, but finally the result has been great, years later has been proven its unbeatable quality-price result .
It was originally built thinking like a temporality purpose residence, for questions of lack of space to place the students, but actually it’s being considered to left the buildings permanently.
The site was designed with the preferences of the students: a place to live autonomously, without having to share the bathroom or the shower… but socially very open to dozens of activities in its public spaces.