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The City of Container in Mexico
Recycling of cargo containers into a beautiful city
What should we do if we found many unused cargo containers around us? We must imitate to Gabriel Esper Caram and his partner. They are clever developers in San Andrés Cholula, Mexico. With their extreme idea, they built an entire city of salvaged shipping containers, entire of this city are adorned with reused materials, from bottle caps to plastic tubing, etc. Though recycling is not yet a big part of Mexican culture.
This is amazing concept for the city made by recycle things. Gabriel said that if we love all things about urban design, or following the latest design and style trends, we should come get to know this project. Personally I love the creative idea from Gabriel Esper Caram and his partner. They try to create an icon of beautiful city made by recycle things. They are total in presenting their creative concept to be something valuable.
About Cargo Container
What do you think about cargo container? Cargo container is a large container for freight, any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another). Based on the size, the container can be divided into 20ft container, 40ft, 40HC ft and 45 ft. While based on the type of charge is known as dry cargo, reefer, and special containers.
Some cruise provides a container for special needs, like:
- Container is equipped with a hanger beams are used to send the garment / clothes by hanging without packing cartons
- Container with extra payload or larger door size for a load with the weight and larger dimensions.
- Bull rings and lashing bars to tie cargo
- Container with the window (Ventilated containers) for crops that require air circulation such as coffee, chocolate, onions, garlic, etc.
Usually the reefer containers are equipped with special features such as:
- Dehumidification system which ensures temperature and humidity inside the container.
- Even Super Freezer Container can maintain the lowest temperature at -60 ° C / -76 ° F
How to recycle this?
That’s why I choose this city as a good example for another city who wanted to follow this creative idea to be something useful. From outer appearance isn’t really a city. But it’s a strip mall concept. So, what can we see from this city? This city contain with restaurants, bars and clubs, houses boutique clothing stores, a tattoo parlor, a bus depot, and a dry cleaner. By using colorful paint, make this city a pleasant spot for patrons of any age to enjoy a breakfast in the morning, a cup of tea at noon, or a rock & roll nightcap. There are several of outdoor spaces to sit around and hang out, some events and bands scheduled all the time.
Top of favorite place for hangout is Taxi Bar with life music in the evening. How if we get hungry? Don’t worry, we can order delicious foods like: tacos, sushi, doner kebab from the neighboring restaurants. Even we can order deep-fried cecina (salt-cured beef) from La Martina next door.
Cholula itself is a city in Puebla, 15 km west of the city of Puebla which are contains the smaller municipalities of San Andrés Cholula, Santa Isobel Cholula and San Pedro Cholula. The exactly place for the city of container is located at the corner of 12 Oriente and 2 Norte in San Andrés Cholula.
How to get around? By foot, most of the sights of Cholula can walked to in no time at all. Bike is good alternative, because most of majority of the Cholulu's and the university students get around by bike. For touristing we really only need buses to get in and out of Cholula, it just spent 5 peso. Car and taxi are another alternative transportation, but I heard that taxi tend to be more expensive.