Tempohousing has built the world’s first and largest container campus for students.

The city of Amsterdam faced a huge lack of affordable housing for its student community. We were contracted to build a removable container campus. Numbering 1034 housing units, Keetwonen turned out to be a huge success and is now one of the most popular residence halls/campus in the city.  The project includes not only housing accommodation but also common areas, a café and on-site laundry.

Keetwonen was initiated in the autumn of 2005 (first 60 homes commissioned in September 2005) and was completed in May 2006 – a construction speed of 150 homes per month. Tempohousing took the concept of shipping container living to a new level, building a dedicated production line in China to produce up to 40 homes per week.

Project information: Student homes

Remarkable: Biggest shipping container home project in the world. When launched, the biggest student home (28 m2) could be obtained for an “all in” rent of about 400 Euro (price level 2015).

Number of modules: 1034 (housing + common areas + cafe + laundry)

Area: 31020 m2