NIXUS ECOS – The ECOS uses a standard 20′ or 40′ shipping container modified by removing one, or both, of the sides and replacing them with frames that open outwards like large doors. Once opened out these frames form the walls of the expanded structure and also provide support for the roof. The resulting building has both the container interior space and two large open plan rooms, one on each side of the container, totalling up to 300m2 floor area.
Whilst the container itself can be used as a communication corridor, the large rooms formed on either side may be utilised for many different functions, e.g. for personnel accommodation, as a field hospital, a briefing room, a canteen, a warehouse, a workshop, etc.