Container City entrance

In recent years, shipping containers¬†have been used for everything imaginable: homes, computer labs, studios, cafes, farms, parks and hotels. Bucking geographical boundaries, they’ve popped up all around the world, from New York City to Tokyo, Scotland to Costa Rica, South Africa to Germany, and all over the United States.

Colombia is also in on the trend. Container City opened to the public last year in one of the finest business neighborhoods of Bogota, Colombia. Twelve shipping containers, each one occupied by a gourmet restaurant, are set around an internal courtyard, with an additional external dining area on one side and at the back.