Shipping Container

Infinite Family’s New Mentoring Module Recycles Old Shipping Container

The "LaunchPad" unit—the first of three to be built—utilizes passive cooling and an interactive thermal wall composed of recycled water bottles.

Infinite Family’s first LaunchPad mentoring lab opened in August 2012, in Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg. Their plan is to open one hundred LaunchPads over the next five years, serving more than 11,000 children. Courtesy Perkins+Will Perkins+Will, in collaboration with Atelier Ten, volunteered their time to design the first environmentally sustainable mentoring module. Called LaunchPad, it uses a repurposed shipping…