Upcycling Hostel

Upcycling Hostel

Architect
Kinzo

Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Location
Warnemünde, Rostock, Germany | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Student Housing
© Max Schroeder

Container-Hostel in Warnemünde

Kinzo as Architects

Industrial chic meets maritime feel
Surrounded by the local harbour and shipyard near the town centre of Warnemünde, Germany‘s first upcycling hostel was created.

 

The idea to build a hostel out of vacant overseas containers is unprecedented. The interior design captures the rough charm of its surroundings, the industrial look of the harbour is playfully paired with urban nonchalance and a maritime feel.

 

The containers, which look back on a fulfilled life at sea, are dyed in four different colours. On the inside, the unusual layout of the containers of 12 x 2.5 m is divided into useful sections by well-placed cabinetwork, even integrating a separate bathroom space. Cosy upholstery made of natural materials in muted colours round off the atmosphere. 64 rooms with a total of 188 beds are located in four different types of containers: 30 sqm High Cube sea containers are transformed into spacious double rooms and practical four-bed rooms whereas two containers welded together create spacious harbour suites as well as affordable eight-bed dorms.

 

The decor of the public spaces has an adventurous feel to it. The wooden reception and bar counters take up the materiality of the rooms. An almost randomly positioned stack of europallets, the so-called raft, becomes the central meeting point of the open restaurant. In the galley, you can create your own recipes under laboratory-like conditions and eventually end the day overlooking the harbor from the spa underneath the roof. With its different and unusual design, it comes as no surprise that the hostel has already been awarded the German Tourism Prize and the Marketing Award.

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