A new mixed-used creative facility is under development near Lisbon, designed out of old shipping containers and broken-down busses, dubbed The Village Underground Lisbon. Already, 14 repurposed seafaring transport containers and two old commuter vehicles are being refashioned into a collaborative space for young designers, architects, video artists, and other craftsmen who want a space for “co-working.”
Spaces in the facility will run between 150 and 200 euros month-to-month, which includes internet (thank god) and electricity; there will be room for as many as 60 occupants at one time. One container will be reserved exclusively for foreigners working in Lisbon who need a temporary, hourly workspace, at 30 euros an hour.
John Cassian of the studio Tectonics handled the design and proposed assembly of the containers. Construction of the space, which is said to be completely sustainable in materials and construction according to Portugal Brands, began in late September. The facility is expected to open in early 2014 in the Alcantara section of the city. Check out some renderings of the finished product above.
If you’re interested in applying for a desk in The Village Underground Lisbon, you can email Mariana Duarte Silve at Madame Management.