Starbucks In Taiwan Was Made Of 29 Shipping Containers
This is a Starbucks initiative to improve environmental sustainability
13 Sep 2019

This Starbucks next to a shopping center in Hualien, Taiwan is made of a stack of 29 shipping containers. It is one of 45 Starbucks outlets made of shipping containers, which is a Starbucks initiative to improve environmental sustainability.

Starbucks building in Hualien, Taiwan, made of shipping containers
Starbucks building in Hualien, Taiwan, made of shipping containers

This 320 sqm multi-story stacked structure painted white with the signature Starbucks logo on it, is connected to Hualien Bay Mall. At Starbucks, there is also a Drive Thru facility where drivers can order drinks to take home.

This building is Kengo Kuma's first creation using containers. This Japanese architect previously designed Starbucks Dazaifu in Fukuoka, Japan with a distinctive ornament of 2,000 thin wooden sticks.

Interior of Starbucks in Hualien, Taiwan.
Interior of Starbucks in Hualien, Taiwan.

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