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Shipping Container Skyscraper in Mumbai, India

This is a shipping container skyscraper concept in Mumbai, India designed by Ganti Associates.

The idea is to create an adequate housing solution for people of the densely populated Dharavi area, which is one of the largest slums in the world.

The design of the high-rise structure is proposed to be approximately 32 stories high and each apartment consists of 3 standard size 320 sq. ft. (40’ long x 8’6” high x 8’ wide) shipping containers. Pretty amazing, right?

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Shipping Container Skyscraper in Mumbai, India

Concept Shipping Container Skyscraper in Mumbai, India

Images © Ganti Associates

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Related: London Approves Affordable Shipping Container Housing

inside lobby

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site plan

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Images © Ganti Associates


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  • Platon October 14, 2015, 4:25 pm

    Amazing idea -construction ! If combined with energy saving systems would be a clear answer to housing needs .

  • Porcsha S. October 14, 2015, 5:04 pm

    Wow, love the puzzle artistry of the shipping container high rise. The concept seems eco-friendly. I love the shipping container concept as it seems like a wave of the future to easily move anywhere in the world.

  • LAR October 14, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Great idea and an excellent design.

  • L.G. October 14, 2015, 8:32 pm

    I like the idea of it, but the overall idea and look of it scares me to death! What happens in an earthquake? I think it is an amazing concept in terms of affordable housing, but safety issues would be my only concern. It is wonderful to see designers thinking outside the shipping container to come up with solutions to house overwhelmed populations. Perhaps less tall versions could be considered in other urban areas. Well done!

  • Diana Diaz October 14, 2015, 9:01 pm

    This is nice for the over population of shipping containers. The folks that came up with this idea are very smart and should receive an award for the idea. This is the solution for shortage of land in the city.

  • Susanne October 14, 2015, 10:39 pm

    Oh my god no!!!!!!????!!!!!

    • Paul October 16, 2015, 1:05 am

      …coming to a neighbourhood near you… bwa ha ha ha…

  • steve thomas October 15, 2015, 6:09 am

    the way a container is designed is for the loads to be transfered through the corners to the container below and the corners then have locking pins the way this stack is designed puts the load from the upper containers to be put into the side wall which is not structualy sound and may buckle unless extra steel is used to transfer the loads …. looks good but would need some more thought

  • Martha Patricia Villalón Mendez October 15, 2015, 10:07 am

    Es espectacular! Lo mas novedoso que he visto y funcional. Bien pensado en todos los aspectos. Ojala en Mexico hicieran algo asi.

  • Kas October 15, 2015, 9:33 pm

    Yeah right. I want to live in a stack of boxes with a bunch of other people right next door. No thanks. i will stick to my 10 acres with neighbors I cannot see and never have to interact with.

  • Andrea Jasso October 16, 2015, 1:49 am

    Beautiful look, however, how do they provide air conditioning to the units w/o compromising the structural integrity?? This must be an architectural rendering only.

    • Kennedy November 9, 2015, 2:33 pm

      Is that comment a joke. It is in a slum in India-they don’t have air conditioning. Even if you weren’t living in a slum, in most countries that aren’t considered 1st world, especially the ones that are the hottest, air conditioning is ridiculously expensive.

    • Dug March 17, 2016, 10:22 pm

      Em lets think about it shall we ?
      If you look at the design plans! You might just make out in probably .12 print the word “DUCT” and what does a duct do, think there in lies your answer

  • Carol Perry October 22, 2015, 12:12 pm

    What an awesome design!! It’s great to be able to help people in need. Especially in India where these people live in a crowded country. This might just be the next solution in helping people who are homeless. To have a better quality of life. Keep on designing, I think your on to something. Great job!! Carol Perry

  • Susan Fernandez October 27, 2015, 7:44 pm

    Awesome! How would the structure hold up in an earthquake?

  • hanny February 7, 2016, 7:50 am

    is the base of overhangs in the container reinforced with steel beams?

  • Paul Wee April 27, 2016, 4:46 pm

    I wanted to sign up for your free Tiny HOuse Newsletter, but there was no way to do so. Help?

  • Karan June 7, 2016, 4:50 am

    Really awesome idea. Talk about making it easy to move.

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