The German artist HA Schult has designed “Beach Garbage Hotel” in Plaza de Callao, Madrid, as a part of the “Coronita Save the Beach” campaign. The most unusual hotel opened its doors on January 18, 2011 with litter materials collected from European beaches. The entire rubbish hotel was displayed from January 18 to January 30 – which coincided with the time of International Tourist Fair held within the city – to raise the awareness of people about the serious pollution coastlines and seas.
The walls of five-room art installation are made from wooden frames, striped socks, musical instruments and children books. Meanwhile, the five rooms are built from wobbly sideboards, street lights and Persian rugs.
The Beach Garbage Hotel in Madrid is a liveable art establishment in Plaza de Callao, made from rubbish on European beaches.
Located in the heart of the city, the trashiest hotel was taking place during the time of annual International Tourist Fair.
Rubbish like cans, balls, construction materials, musical instruments can be found in the wall of the hotel. Needless to say, 30-40 % of the garbage was collected on beaches of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The guest rooms are simple with torn sheets as curtains. There is no shower in the room.
The temporary hotel shows off the reality of ocean pollution.
HA Schult said in one speech, “We create rubbish and we become rubbish. We must change the world before the world changes us”.