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Shipping container modified into world's first 3-in-1 container bus stop, shelter & public toilet
PSA commissioned a project with OSG Containers to develop a container solution, known as Wharf Amenity, a shipping container modified to serve three functionalities of bus stop, shelter, and public toilet for the convenience of port workers.
By: OSG Containers and Modular Pte. Ltd.
The project was first conceived when PSA recognised some of the problems faced by port workers.
Because of the nature and requirement of working at a major port, sanitary problems arises for port workers due to the absence of water, sewage, and power.
Transportation pick up points are a challenge as well due to how wide and spacious ports are. Pick up stands were constructed for transportation drivers and port workers to identify. However, during monsoon seasons where there can be bouts of heavy winds and rains, workers will have to endure the discomfort of such weathers while waiting to be picked up.
Mr Adam Aw, sales director at OSG Containers, explained that the problems presented to PSA ended up leading to OSG proposing a unique container solution.
"PSA approached us to produce a sheltered bus stop and a public toilet out of shipping container, as our expertise lies in container modifications. However, we then identified that a 40ft shipping container is sufficient enough to be modified to encompass all three functionalities of bus stop, shelter, and public toilet."
The developed container solution, Wharf Amenity, provided a roof over the top for workers waiting for their transportation. Lighting and fan are provided within it for the comfort of users, with up to 10 seating capacities available too.
A toilet facility for up to 2 users at once are also included for workers who needs toilet relieves. Each toilet cubicle includes a mirror, a wash basin, exhaust fan ventilation and a toilet bowl. Water and sewage system is solved by utilising self-storage IBC holding tanks.
Eco-friendly technologies such as solar, wind, thermal and gravitational energy solutions were implemented within Wharf Amenity to provide remote power capabilities.
Wind powered ventilator and solar panels are built on top of wharf amenity to power up the electrical needed to run the lighting and ventilations. Wharf Amenity becomes essentially self sustaining in terms of power utilities.
LED light and ventilation with motion sensor and photocell sensor are installed in place, hence, energy consumption will only be utilised when the sensors detect human activities within both the sheltered bus stop and toilet facility.
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