“Rubbish Hotel” in Madrid Highlights Coastline Destruction
January 25th, 2011
A hotel in Madrid, called “Save the Beach hotel” and designed by a German artist, has been made out of 12 tons of rubbish found littering Europe’s beaches to raise awareness of the destruction of coastlines and seas around the world.
“The world is a hotel and so as a parable, I show the world as a hotel, and this world we only have rented and we have to realize that we in this time fill up the whole world with garbage,” Shult said outside the property in Madrid.
Rosa Piqueras, spokeswoman for the environmental project, said the idea was to show something a little different from the holiday destinations touted by the tourism industry. “We wanted to show what our holidays could become if we don’t clean our beaches,” she said.
The walls of the five-bedroom hotel are decorated with wallpaper made from a colourful collage of litter and decorations that include torn rugs, broken musical instruments and other items found on Europes’s beaches.
Approximately 40% of the objects were picked up from beaches in Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The dirtiest, said Piqueras, were the beaches in southern Italy.
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