Container Pavilion at Intersect-3-side pavilion showing seating area in upper container

CONTAINER PAVILION AT INTERSECT

Design Challenge

How did the architects create a vibrant and captivating social hub out of an otherwise uninviting space within an office campus?

Design Solution

AB design studio created an aesthetically enticing amenity space for a workforce residing in the redeveloped business park by utilizing three 8’x8’x40’ shipping containers. The architects drew inspiration from the gritty hardscape and landscape of New York City’s High Line to create a distinct sense of industrial urbanity in an otherwise suburban community. The space appeals to potential visitors, and offers a captivating destination encouraging employees to remain within the campus.While working closely with the developer, landscape architect, and the campus’ executive architects, AB design studio identified a radical sculptural design that stretched the limits of possibilities for shipping containers. The design also inspires chance interactions among strangers, creating rapport among employees, while outdoor areas provide a respite from the tedium of desk work.

Container Pavilion at Intersect-1-digital rendering of container pavilion
Container Pavilion at Intersect-2-digital rendering of container pavilion

Project Data

LOT SIZE
24,000 sf
PROJECT SIZE
1,600 sf
CONSTRUCTION COST
$600,000
LOCATION
Irvine, CA
PRINCIPAL
Josh Blumer, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
Aramis Arciga
DESIGN TEAM
Josh Blumer, AIA | Clay Aurell, AIA | Aramis Arciga | Sam Jamaat | Paul Rupp
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Holton Group
Landscape Architect
Land Lab Landscape Architects
Structural Engineer
Taylor & Syfan Structural Consultants
Container Pavilion at Intersect-4-upper level patio
Container Pavilion at Intersect-5-digital rendering of container pavilion
Container Pavilion at Intersect-6-digital rendering of container pavilion
Container Pavilion at Intersect-8-side facade showing stairs to upper level and upper level seating area
Container Pavilion at Intersect-7-side facade showing upper level patio and landscaping
Container Pavilion at Intersect-9-people enjoying beer and wine tenant
Container Pavilion at Intersect-10-lower patio showing food + drink tenants
Container Pavilion at Intersect-11-lower patio with custom shading technique
Container Pavilion at Intersect-12-lower patio
Container Pavilion at Intersect-Hero@2x-people enjoying refreshments from tenant spaces and upper patio
Container Pavilion at Intersect-14-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-15-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-16-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-17-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-18-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-19-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-20-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-21-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-22-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-23-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-24-shipping container being craned in
Container Pavilion at Intersect-13-container pavilion from a distance