Gallery: Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

 
The URBN hotel chain has announced plans to open another hotel in Pudong, and it pledges to make this hotel even more sustainable than the last.

The boutique hotel was designed by A00 Architecture and is set within a renovated warehouse in the heart of Shanghai. Set back from the street and surrounded by a high wall and gate, the hotel features a private courtyard and small gardens surrounding the hotel. A rooftop patio and garden provides views of the city, while contemporary guest rooms and conference areas have views of bamboo garden scenes.

Old suitcases, locally-sourced materials, and other recycled materials are used to decorate the lobby and other public spaces. The hotel utilizes solar passive design and features bamboo shades on the south-facing windows. Reclaimed wood from Shanghai is used for flooring, and old bricks from the city are used in the building as well. Additionally the hotel makes use of an energy-efficient HVAC system, low-VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting, and environmentally-safe cleaning products.

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