A hotel constructed entirely from trash has opened its door in central Madrid, Spain. The trash hotel, or rather the Save The Beach Hotel, is a project by German artist HA Schult, together with the support of Corona Extra.
The artwork is installed in the central Callao Square in Madrid between 19 and 23 January, to coincide with the the celebration of Fitur, an international tourism fair. The Save the Beach project aims to help promote conservation of beaches and oceans, and to protest against escalating environmental degradation in general.
In a very visual way, organizers want to draw as much attention as possible to what our vacations might be like if we continue to trash our beaches and oceans with garbage. The trash hotel is built from 12 tons of garbage collected from European beaches.
Ten people a night are staying at the hotel, in the five double rooms. Helena Christiansen was the first hotel guest. Below is an image of one of the rooms, and a short promotional video about the project.
So, when I visit Spain next, I’ll expect to see no more trash left on beaches and in oceans, especially Corona beer bottles!