Will Eastern Market Get New Boutique Hotel -- Made of Shipping Containers?

September 04, 2012, 11:58 AM

The Detroit Hotel Project announced today the project's official name, Collision Works, along with the news that it will be built out of shipping containers. 

Shipping containers.

Containers actually are used in many places for housing, and a Detroit project that was supposed to use shipping containers for a low-income residential project fell apart during the recession. 

Collision Works founder Shel Kimen tells Curbed Detroit's Sarah Cox she is in negotiations to buy a site in Eastern Market for the project.

Kimen also announced today that she is working with architects at KOOP AM for the design and construction. I

Kimen writes on the Collision Works blog, "Shipping containers are considerably more durable than standard construction, can cost less, and most importantly are about 30% faster to build. We'll be using this project as an opportunity to teach local builders and designers about the process. So as we get to building in the spring, expect to hear about public workshops for people interested."

Read more:  Curbed Detroit

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