Container City

Submitted by: Gene Dub


Proposal Idea

Container City is an exciting proposal for a multi-purpose public space in downtown Edmonton, based on the addition of up to 100 shipping containers on empty, otherwise under-utilized land currently being used as parking lots.

What will you build?

A multi-purpose public space made of shipping containers within the Quarters District. The shipping containers are oriented in such a way that they provide infrastructure for pop-up markets, street art displays, festivals, and concerts, while allowing the space to function as a parking lot during weekdays.

Where will you build it?

Within the Quarters District with the first phase being concentrated along 103 Avenue, connecting to the 96 Street Armature, the 97 Street commercial storefronts, and the north side of 103A Avenue.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?

Providing a flexible multi-purpose space, artfully painted by local artists, Container City will foster a place that reflects Edmonton’s values of inclusivity, high-quality local design, and innovation. The use of the space is intended to support local artists and talent, as well as local multi-cultural events such as those found at Heritage Days.