This cool temporary hotel popped up in unexpected locations throughout the Theater der Welt festival in Mannheim, Germany. Envisioned by collective Raumlabor, Hotel Shabby Shabby was built by worldwide architecture students and gifted DIY enthusiasts from found or recyclable materials under a strict budget of 250 Euros per room.
The Hotel Shabby Shabby’s 22-rooms were spread out in unexpected locations including a high rooftop, a bustling market square and a tranquil a riverbank. They were built from found or recyclable materials including scaffolding structures, shipping pallets and polycarbonate panels. Like the Hedonist by Nuno Pimenta, the structures are a miniature translucent homage to Mies van der Rohe‘s architecture standing among the River Neckar’s shore.
The Collini Bay Resort consisted of a series of recycled wooden beach huts with beds overlooking the city’s harbor. While the Fairy Tank — raised on scaffolding –offered guests a bed, cupboard and mini pool within a city center park. The resourceful 22-room temporary hotel took place in May and June this year, during the Theater der Welt festival in Mannheim, Germany.
Photos by Arthur Bauer, Nuno Pimenta and Frederico Tavares de Pinho