With its design perfectly adapted to provide optimal space and stacking ability, you’d be forgiven for thinking that not much could be done to the humble shipping container. But the Volvo Ocean Race village was the perfect opportunity to put an established technology to a new use.
The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the most extreme sailing races in the world. Maersk Line is the proud partner of the race as well as the leading team – the Dongfeng Race team. In some of the stop-overs around the world – we bring a special made pavilion. The Maersk Line pavilion consists of 6 FFE’s (forty foot high cube containers) and is equipped with a viewing balcony, numerous lounge areas and roof deck providing the perfect vantage point of the race village and ships.
The pavilion, with its simple Scandinavian design aesthetic has been host to a number of customers, employees and students interested in a maritime career.
‘We’ve had a fantastic reaction to our pavilion’ says Maersk Line’s General Manager of Events and Sponsorships, Simone Holm. ‘For our customers and the public, the Maersk Line pavilion is a great place to meet and discuss all the drama and excitement of the race.’