The Hotel in a Sewer Pipe
You are probably not going to helped by a bellhop at the Dasparkhotel in Germany. Don’t count on a plush lobby or room-service either. The brainchild of Austrian Andreas Strauss, this hotel is comprised of re-purposed concrete sewer pipes that have been closed in with a simple door and back wall and placed in a grassy park. Each room comes equipped with a double bed, a small storage space, and a desk-side lamp. I guess you’ll have to look elsewhere when it comes to showering and locating a toilet.
The hotel is not just unique in its structural choices; Andreas Strauss’s open-to-the-public, semi-outdoor, pay-what-you-want Dasparkhotel is minimalist travel taken to another level of creativity. Knowing that concrete is a fairly porous material and a terribly poor insulator, I think I prefer to sleep in a tent than one of the structures. Nonetheless, I must applaud the ingenuity and creativity that went into project.To Recycle and tagged concrete, Dasparkhotel, green design, hotel, minimalist, park, recycle, sewer pipe, travel, upcycle.