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Shipping Container Stonehenge Rises at Geneva Art Show

For a weekend in June this summer, a Stonehenge-like installation comprised of about 50 shipping containers took center stage at an art biennial in the Swiss city of Geneva focused on independent artists and their work. Designed by Swiss firm Bureau A, the container installation, dubbed "BIG," is meant to serve as a call to action for artists to work despite an art culture the biennial organizers argue has become "hyper-commercialized." It's not the first time that architecture has been used to provide a space for the discussion of progressive ideas, and certainly not the first shipping container architecture we've seen, but the callback to the elemental architecture of the ancient world makes it interesting.

Bureau A models BIG shipping container art space after stonehenge [Designboom]
Architects: Time to Step Away From the Shipping Container [Curbed]