About the future development of container construction

- May 13, 2019-

Due to its strong adaptability, flexibility and environmental protection, container construction has received extensive attention at home and abroad. However, the political and economic environment varies from place to place, and people's demands are different. The application of container houses in various places is everywhere. The situation is different:

1.1 Foreign markets

Container houses started relatively early in foreign countries, and architects have long ventured to try to build containers using containers. Container construction is favored for its low cost and convenient operation. At present, container houses have been widely used in economic hotels, student dormitories, social welfare rooms and prisons. They are used in the field of creative architecture and are known for their unique shapes and exquisite decoration. Many commercial and fashionable buildings rely on the technical advantages of container houses to stand out and receive wide acclaim from customers. As early as 2008, the first container hotel was born in the UK, which kicked off the birth of a new hotel. In general, large-scale sports events or tourist seasons, hotels can be difficult to book the problem can refer to this model, container hotels have economic, environmental protection, convenient demolition and other advantages, this valuable experience is worthy of reference for China's coastal tourism destinations. Many countries in Asia have also adopted container design concepts to design houses. For example, the nomadic museum designed by Japan is a movable building made up of 152 containers. The biggest feature is that all building materials are renewable resources, and waste paper and vinyl materials are used for the columns and roof respectively. . The Nomadic Museum itself is a work of art and an art gallery that can be moved. The surge in container construction worldwide indicates that container construction has gained high recognition in the professional field.


1.2 Domestic market

In China, as housing prices continue to rise and the security system is not yet perfect, people's life pressures are growing, and these have become the cause of the rise of container housing. Container construction started relatively late in China, mainly concentrated in the docks and surrounding areas of coastal areas. The application fields are very narrow, and there are relatively few container houses used by construction units, industrial and mining enterprises and other sectors of society. In China, as a prefabricated house, container houses are not the priority of related companies, and the domestic market is more concerned with the convenient characteristics of meeting the needs of residence. In particular, it is necessary to build a large number of residential areas in a short period of time, providing a broad space for the scale application of container houses. On October 21, 2008, the largest container school in Asia, which was transformed from 52 containers, was completed and delivered on the original site of the Mianyang Liuzhong Campus, which collapsed in the “5-12 Wenchuan Earthquake”. It took only 8 weeks for the container school building to be selected, designed, planned, rigorous, transported and assembled. The new school building has good performance in earthquake resistance, wind resistance and fire resistance. Its good cold and heat insulation ensure the safety and comfort of the school building. However, China is a large exporting country with a small number of used containers; at present, the environmental protection and safety awareness of our nationals is still not strong. With the changes in foreign trade structure, the active domestic market, and the increasing awareness of environmental protection and safety, China's container housing market will usher in a huge development opportunity. For example, a container farmhouse appeared in Jiulongpo, Chongqing, and a container-modified home pavilion appeared in Chengdu, Sichuan.