Twenty-four shipping containers are retrofitted and transformed into PUMA CITY, a transportable retail and event building that will travel around the world along with the Puma sailing boat during the 2008 Volvo Ocean Race.The building is fully dismountable and will travel on a cargo ship along with the sail boats; it will be assembled and disassembled a number of times once it reaches the different international harbors. The building is conceived as a three levels stack of containers, shifted to create internal outdoor spaces, large overhangs and terraces. The stack is branded with the super-graphic logo of the company ? fragmented as a result of the stack shift.Puma City is comprised of two full retail spaces, both with large double heights, plus offices, press area and storage on the two lower levels, and a bar, lounge and event space with a large open terrace at the top.The building uses 40-foot long shipping containers as well as a number of the existing container connectors to join and secure containers both horizontally and vertically. Each module is designed to ship as conventional cargo container through a system of covering panels that fully seals all of its large openings to be removed on site to connect thelarge, open interior spaces.Puma City is a truly experimental building that takes full advantage of the global shipping network already in place. At 10,000 square feet of space, it will be the first container building of its scale to be truly mobile, designed to respond to all of the architectural challenges of a building of its kind, including international building code, dramatic climate changes and ease of assembly and operations.