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Container Globe

Detroit, MI

A modern, sustainable interpretation of a renowned cultural landmark.

Reconceiving William Shakespeare’s renowned Globe Theatre, Perkins Eastman designed Container Globe, a green and cost-efficient theater composed of modified cargo shipping containers. Designed to be an ideal venue for historically accurate productions of Shakespeare plays and a home for other cultural events, the theater is comprised of more than 50 containers tied together with scaffolding, greenhouse roofing panels, industrial mesh, and corrugated-metal wall fixtures. Both modular and mobile, The Container Globe features a demountable base, which allows for it to become a temporary or potentially permanent installation.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • Container Globe
  • Size:

  • 20,166 sq. ft.
  • Markets:

  • Arts + Culture
  • Region:

  • United States
  • Studios:

  • New York