A recently opened hostel in Vietnam shows how shipping containers have now also become part of permanent structures, making them even more useable than before. In the Vietnamese resort town of Nha Trang, a popular destination for backpackers, three containers have been stacked on top of each other to serve as the sleeping area of the hostel. A separate concrete structure serves as the washing block, while a steel and metal structure serves as shared space with kitchen facilities. The areas are connected by open, bright bridges that are covered with plants and greenery, in contrast to the industrial look of the rest of the building.
The hostel, within walking distance of the beach, has proven to be a popular destination for backpackers and is part of a series of attractive and well designed architecture projects that include shipping containers. Container urbanism: all grown up?