The Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru Is Made Of Recycled Shipping Container

It is good to hear that many of the business establishments are now showing concern about the environment and the Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru is a living proof. This brand new coffee shop of Starbucks is located in Tukwila, Washington.

Made of recycled shipping container, the said coffee shop is the first and probably a new branding strategy of the said coffee brand. The shop has been designed according to LEED green building standards and it consists of four shipping containers.

The elegantly designed coffee shop is done through the outstanding work of the resident architects of Starbucks. The structure is designed in-house as part of Starbucks’ initiative of encouraging green architecture in order to reduce energy use and definitely carbon emission. Despite of the structure being made of recycled materials and following LEED green building standards, the designers are still able to Starbucksified the building as it showcased the same stylish and trendy architectural design that their other coffee shops have.

Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru
Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru


The designers get the inspiration of the used shipping container drive thru from their company’s use of containers when shipping coffee and tea from their sources around the globe. Instead of just letting the container wallow after delivery, they decided to make use of it and so the reclaimed shipping container drive thru is born.

At present, this shipping container Starbucks coffee shop is the first one, but it could be the prototype for the next retail locations. Are you a die-hard Starbucks drinker? If you are, click here to get a free $100 Starbucks gift card. The building is not yet LEED certified. However, the company is hoping that the Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru will achieve the LEED certification soon.

Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru
Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru
Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru
Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru
Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru
Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru
Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru
Starbucks Eco-friendly Reclamation Drive Thru

Source : Starbucks via Inhabitat


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1 Comment

  • I never cease to be amazed at the variety of applications for used shipping containers. I'm sure that more commercial structures of this type (and innovation) will be built in the future.

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