this pop-up hotel in the czech republic has been made using discarded shipping containers. located on the elbe river near the town of litoměřice, the facility has been nicknamed the ‘trainspotting hotel’ as a result of its proximity to the nearby rail tracks. the design comprises a 40 foot-long container stacked on top of two perpendicularly aligned 20-foot containers.


all images by michal hurych

 

 

the environmentally friendly scheme has been designed by artikul architects for a client who intends to continually relocate the hotel. the lower two volumes house bathrooms and showers, as well as a warehouse and a guest room. four more sleeping cabins are found on the upper level, each with floor to ceiling windows that adjoin an external terrace.


the scheme is located on the elbe river near the town of litoměřice

 

 

birch plywood has been used for the interiors, with much of the furniture custom made. a built-in water reservoir provides for the showers and sinks, while waterless toilets have been used to save resources. an awning made from recycled wood helps keep the interior cool in during summer. the hotel is capable of accommodating 12 guests at a time and was constructed in just four months.


the design comprises a 40 foot-long container stacked on top of two smaller units


four sleeping cabins are found on the upper level


floor to ceiling windows adjoin an external terrace


an awning made from recycled wood helps keep the interior cool in during summer


birch plywood has been used for the interiors


one of the lower two volumes houses bathrooms and showers


the facility is capable of accommodating 12 guests at a time


the hotel was constructed in just four months


floor plan / level 0
image courtesy of artikul architects


floor plan / level +1
image courtesy of artikul architects

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