Container-hostel

Surrounded by the local harbour and shipyard near the town centre of Warnemünde, Germany’s first up-cycling hostel was created. The idea to build a hostel out of vacant overseas containers, which look back on a fulfilled life at sea, 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. Well-placed cabinetwork divides the unusual layout of the containers (12 x 2.5 m) into useful sections, even integrating a separate bathroom space. Cosy upholstery made of natural materials in muted colours round off the atmosphere. The hostel has 64 rooms with a total of 188 beds in four different types of containers. An open restaurant, a galley and a spa add even more vibrance to this unusual house. It comes as no surprise that the hostel was already awarded the German Tourism Prize and the Marketing Award.

Architecture by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.
Photography by Max Schroeder and Sebastian Dörken.

Client:
Köster & Nissen GbR
Year:
2017
City:
Warnemünde
GFA:
6.750 qm
Category:
Hospitality