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Stacked shipping containers are making an amazing diving tower in Denmark

Incredible images have revealed the quirky diving tower made by stacking shipping containers on top of each other. Stunning shots show the bright yellow containers stacked and turned gradually more each time to create an intersection.

The diving tower made by stacking shipping containers on top of each other. Image by Mie Marie Reindahl Clausen / mediadrumworld.com

Other pictures show people diving off the new structure, the containers lit up at night and other facilities including showers. The structure is the work of Sweco Architects who transformed an old ferry port in Denmark into a fantastic water creation spot. They explained the thinking behind the Water Sports Center Haisskov.

The Water Sports Center Haisskov. Image by Mads Fredrik / mediadrumworld.com

“The project emphasizes the special raw character of the site, both in the selection of new materials and the recycling of existing ones,” said a spokesperson. “The concrete piers have been exposed and fragments of bulwarks and harbour fittings have been preserved. The project is an architectural intervention that will ensure accessibility to the water and water sports activities at the old ferry port. The diving tower is the area’s visible marker. The tower is designed for a jump from four, eight and 11 metres and has a distinctive yellow signal colour that can be seen from the Great Belt Bridge.

Architects transformed an old ferry port in Denmark into this fantastic creation. Image by Mads Fredrik / mediadrumworld.com

“The tower is made of three stacked containers that turn gradually to generate an interesting interaction between activity, shadows and volumes.” As a continuous theme, the project recycles as many materials as possible from the former port, either directly or through upcycling. The area’s boundaries and benches consist of the former bulwarks from the ferry port, while new wooden decks consist of sawn bulwark.  The facility buildings, also built by containers, are covered with heat treated wood from sustainable forestry that ensures minimal maintenance. On the energy side, LED lighting is used to minimize total consumption.”

Words: Mark McConville/mediadrumworld.com