Stacked shipping containers add more space to apartment building
Citiq uses innovative method to deal with the shortage of student accommodation in Johannesburg
In Johannesburg, property development company citiq has taken housing to new heights (both figuratively and literally). To address the scarcity of housing units for students, it has increased the height of an apartment building by stacking shipping containers. The company believes that this innovative and low-cost project will provide more spaces and housing units for those currently unable to find lodging. This container apartment, called the “mill junction”, will be equipped with facilities such as study rooms, lounges, libraries and computer rooms.
In addition to the 11-story silos, colourful containers will be stacked on the sides and also on top, creating a total of 375 apartment units available. Such innovation challenges housing development and the utilization of space. Furthermore, the stacked colourful shipping containers add a rustic yet vibrant and funky aesthetic to Johannesburg’s breathtaking skyline.
Images from citiq via designboom