Coloured shipping containers hit Wellington as part of the Wellington City Council IntensCITY week, each coated in an appropriate colour to fit its environment, from a Resene Party Animal coated container in Courtney Place to a Resene Clockwork Orange coated container, a Resene Wellywood container gracing the waterfront and more. The finish was Resene Sonyx 101 waterborne semi-gloss, a popular easy clean exterior finish. The shipping containers were due to be painted back to their normal colours at the end of the event, but containers owners have taken a liking to their new coloured containers and have decided to leave the colours intact.
The shipping containers were the hub of a unique public art event where artists were invited to reinterpret leftover city spaces from the shelter of a steel shipping container. Each was unique and tailored to its location around the city.
Wellington City Council's Director of Planning & Urban Design, Ernst Zollner, says IntensCITY Week aimed to celebrate Wellington and to raise public awareness of the importance of quality urban design.
"We wanted to showcase the vibrancy, intensity and concentratedness of life in central Wellington, and of how the Council's investment in quality urban design contributes to that sense of intensity," he says.
The shipping containers were due to be painted back to their normal colour at the end of the event. The container owners have taken such a liking to their new coloured containers they have decided to leave the colours intact, so don't be surprised to see a shipping container decked out in fashion colours go by.
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