ELA Container builds a temporary canteen

Canteen made of ELA containers
Large-scale temporary canteen project: ELA combined 35 premium modules to create this system in Göttingen.


Responsible ELA location

ELA Container GmbH, Headquarters, Haren (Ems)

Type and number of containers

35 ELA premium containers

Floor space

Approx. 550 m²


Temporary canteen


Outer walls: Pebble grey, RAL 7032

Inner walls and ceiling: White

Floor: PVC, light grey

Extra equipment

LED lighting, smoke alarms, acoustic ceiling panels, infrared heating, split air-conditioning units, accessible sanitary area, floor reinforcements, cable ducts, furniture and amenities provided by the customer

Purchased or Leased


Duration of use

1.5 Years


At ELA Container, the usual process begins with customer specifications, followed by the plan and then implementation. “When we received the enquiry from the student assistance foundation Studentenwerk Göttingen about a temporary canteen made from mobile rooms, we not only prepared a quotation, but also a draft plan at the same time”, explains ELA Area Sales Manager Christiane Basler. In doing so, she and her colleague Kevin Koopmann, a project manager at ELA, won the major project for the room specialist from Haren.

LED lighting and acoustic panels within the container system
LED lighting and acoustic panels create a pleasant, friendly atmosphere in the container system.
ELA premium containers offer a lot space for eating
At 3 metres in width, the ELA premium modules provide a lot more space to eat and take a break.

“We found the draft extremely helpful when it came to considering other aspects”, says Carmen Heine, Head of Building Management at Studentenwerk Göttingen. She is in charge of planning a temporary canteen while the canteen on the north campus undergoes a comprehensive renovation and extension. “As ELA provided us with expert advice in the planning phase and pointed out potential alternatives, we ended up with an excellent room solution which was within our budget.”

Sanitary room made of ELA containers
ELA supplied the sanitary areas for the temporary canteen fully fitted with WCs, urinals and sinks.
Sanitary room made of ELA containers
ELA also took the special requirements of barrier-free access into consideration when it planned and built the system.

The customer was impressed by the 3-metre-wide ELA premium containers in particular. “With their extra width, the ELA premium modules offer potential savings in terms of rent, transport and assembly”, explains Koopmann. “This is a significant cost advantage when the usable area is to be 550 square metres.”


“The top priority was to build a facility where students would still be happy to meet for their meals”, says Heine. “We were able to achieve this goal with ELA Container as everything ran smoothly and on schedule from planning to realisation.”



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