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
"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,"
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.