Adverse weather conditions may pose serious threats to many aspects of civilization. Quick and straightforward aid is needed after serious storms with catastrophic consequences for people and economies. Today, many millions of people are living in megacities on the coast. A sea-level rise would have severe consequences. Also river overflows like in Europe in 2013 cause many homeless people. In order to ensure rapid assistance for them, the Kaplasky container skyscraper may be a possible application in the future.
Kaplasky skyscraper can be assembled quickly without difficulties
Kaplasky, a proposal for a flexible and mobile container skyscraper, is the latest project designed by the Italian-based architecture and urban planning firm Coffice. The architects decided for a container based solution in order to be highly flexible. The base elements are easy to transport quickly in emergency situations. According to their modularity, they can be assembled without difficulties. Furthermore, they are flexible when it comes to the desired quantity and quality of space.
It is possible to obtain different building shapes depending on the applied direction and rotation of the modules. In all three assembling opportunities, as demonstrated above, the containers are embedded in an outer steel structure in order to ensure stability. It also works like a filter for wind and sunlight.
The container skyscraper provides space for private housing, libraries, playgrounds for children, meetings, gatherings, etc.