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Shipping Containers Star in This Grungy New Music Venue

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All photos by <a href="http://www.thierrysermier.com/">Thierry Sermier</a> via <a href="http://www.designboom.com/architecture/savioz-fabrizzi-architectes-lieu-des-musiques-actuelles-sion-music-venue-shipping-containers-09-14-2015/">Designboom</a>
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The use of shipping containers for housing has been a matter of contention lately, but its feasibility as an edgy performance venue seems to stand its ground. In Sion, a small town south of Switzerland, local firm Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes injected a bunch of old shipping containers into an existing building and created a grungy new music venue. At the center of the two-story structure is a concert hall that seats 300, surrounded by rehearsal space, dressing rooms and a breakout lounge.

One of the containers has been turned into a bar with all its industrial aesthetic retained. Everything looks a bit apocalyptic in daylight. But when the sun goes down and the band (and beers) come out, the whole scheme becomes a lot more compelling.


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