Detroit to get boutique hotel made from shipping containers

07 September 2012 | Updated 07 September 2012

US: Collision Works, a boutique hotel planned for Detroit's Eastern Market, will be made from recycled shipping containers.

Developers Detroit Hotel Project announced plans to open a boutique hotel in the city back in March, and has now released the project's official name, Collision Works, along with the news that it will be built out of shipping containers.

Founder Shel Kimen is in negotiations to buy a site for the project and is working with architects KOOP AM on its the design and construction.

Kimen said: "Shipping containers are considerably more durable than standard construction, can cost less, and most importantly are about 30 per cent faster to build. We'll be using this project as an opportunity to teach local builders and designers about the process. So as we get to building in the spring, expect to hear about public workshops for people interested."

Collision Works will have 36 guest rooms and event space. Work is expected to start in spring 2013, with an autumn opening.

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