You might think that your camping tent has all the bells and whistles, but does it have five floors??? We think not—unless you're Antwerp-based firm Import Export Architecture. Their multi-tiered mobile urban camping unit is designed to be implanted right into the heart of any city center for a truly unique camping experience. Import Export Architecture says that they see their pop-up, prefab accommodations as places “...where adventurous city wanderers can stay overnight, meet other campers and find a safe shelter with basic designed practical facilities.” Just make sure you don't have an overactive bladder if you plan to bunk on the top level.
“Camping is defined as getting away from an urban area, and enjoying nature, spending one or two nights in a location. As such, the phrase urban camping contradicts itself. Urban camping informally and unexpectedly revealed itself in examples such as parents camping out in front of a school to enroll their kids of Harry Potter Fans camping in front of a store to buy the newest release,” writes IEA of their inspiration for the project.
According to IEA, renewed interest in traveling has led to a rising demand for low-budget accommodations – which really makes sense when you consider the more frugal times we’re living in. The vertical campsites were installed in Copenhagen, Denmark as part of the Outcities project last year and we’re hoping that they’ll come to a city near us soon!
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