Shipping containers are essentially waste items, this is because countries import goods internationally on a higher volume than they are able to export them. resulting in millions of shipping containers lying dormant in warehouses and shipyards across the world. However, new sustainable solutions of architecture have led to them being reused and re – purposed as buildings or homes. At Benchmark we are in full support of any trend that promotes sustainable design. So far we have been lucky enough to design two shipping containers, one in the famous BoxPark in Croydon and one called Crate Bar.