Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Steelhenge: Post-modern Stonehenge made of shipping containers


Another modern take on Stonehenge exists in Geneva, Switzerland, constructed out of 50 shipping containers, known as Steelhenge. It was built by Swiss architecture firm Bureau A, and was set up as a temporary venue for the inaugural BIG biennale for independent art spaces. Concrete blocks were added to provide better stability to the huge steel boxes, while the interiors were designed by gallery participants at the event.

Stonehenge has intrigued humans for centuries. While no one is really sure what it was used for or how it was constructed, one thing we can all agree on is that it's a magnificent feat of ancient architecture. 




[h/t: Archinect]

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