Reusing shipping containers and turning them into houses or other usable structures has become a popular idea lately. The containers aren’t used just for housing but also for other more elaborate projects. For example, there’s a railway station in the Netherlands that was made using shipping containers. It was a project by Dutch studio NL. Architects.
They designed the Berneveld Noord station for Dutch national railway service ProRail and it was part of a project meant to upgrade 20 stations across the country as part of a campaign called Prettig Watchten (Pleasant Waiting). The goal is to make waiting for trains a comfortable and pleasant experience. Chipping containers were chosen in order to create a temporary structure that could be relocated.