Circular Economy

This shopping mall is built from shipping containers

Workers and customers walk at 27 Boxes, a mosaic-coloured retail centre built entirely of old shipping containers, in Melville, south west of Johannesburg, South Africa October 2, 2015. A short drive west of Johannesburg on the edge of a fading bohemian high street stands 27 Boxes. Opened in August, it consists of twenty-seven iron containers stacked Lego-like into three floors of stores ranging from a green grocer, al fresco coffee houses and a Philadelphia-style grill house, to a toddler-wear boutique and bicycle rental shop. Picture taken October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

From shipping containers to stadiums. Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Rob Smith
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