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Raised Shipping Containers Add Extra Space To This Student Dorm [Pics]

Raised Shipping Containers Add Extra Space To This Student Dorm [Pics]

Sustainable materials are repurposed for educational urban development.

Serena Chu

Mill Junction is a newly built apartment complex intended for students living in Johannesburg. With the environment in mind, Property developers citiq converted several unused silos into affordable student accommodations, and stacked shipping containers for extra floor space.


With a towering height of nearly forty meters, this upcycled building comprises 375 individual suites and a host of public facilities like libraries, lounges and computer rooms. To maximize natural light, windows were cut into the façades of the silos, and balconies were installed in many of the units.

Students will have the option to choose among three room layouts: double room to share, single standard room or single premium room. New students can start moving in the following February.

Mill Junction

Source: Designboom

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