Google used shipping containers to form their base of operations at last weeks Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to PSFK.com:

The tech company wanted to raise its profile among the media and politicians at the event and the brightly-coloured metal boxes provided plenty of space for marketing and networking.

The containers accommodated broadcasting facilities for Youtube (who screened the event), lounges and chairs for some time out ,interactive displays and refreshment facilities. Free wi-fi and phone charging stations were also on offer.

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