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Check out Hybrid’s container camping shelter

Posted on July 25, 2012

The Seattle firm Hybrid Architecture won a competition sponsored by King County Parks to create a camping structure from used cargo containers.

The 8-foot by 24-foot structure can accommodate up to six people overnight. The first unit is being delivered to Tolt MacDonald Park and Campground for permanent installation this summer.  Put your name on a waiting list to be notified when the container is available for reservations by calling (206) 205-5434 or emailing regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov.

The first Hybrid-designed unit is being delivered to Tolt MacDonald Park and Campground for permanent installation this summer.

The container will be available for public viewing Thursday, July 26, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Parks World Headquarters at King Street Center at Second and Jackson. The public can check it out and learn about the eco-friendly interior design and green materials, including a soy-based spray foam insulation.

The project started as a design competition for re-using a surplus cargo container to provide an overnight camping shelter, demonstrating both conservation and sustainability.

The project staff will be available Thursday to answer questions about the container and the design process. They are: Sujata Goel, King County Parks program manager; Bill Schwartz, King County Parks Small CIP contract manager; Jason Anglin, King County Parks carpenter; and Patti Southard, Solid Waste Division, green tools program manager.

Matson and Premiere Spray Foam were also sponsors.

 

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