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Latino Daily News

Tuesday January 18, 2011

Madrid Gets Ready to Welcome the Garbage Hotel (VIDEO)

A five room hotel made out of garbage, will be erected in the emblematic Callao Plaza in Madrid, Spain.

Designed by German architect HA Schult, the hotel will visit Madrid from January 19 to the 23rd, coinciding with the International Fair of Tourism.

“Garbage is in the heart of us all. We are all garbage, and so the garbage is a mirror of ourselves.” Said Schult.

Schult built panels out of 12 tons of garbage found in European beaches. These panels, are the walls and divisions of the hotel, which was last year in Rome, celebrating the international environment week in July.

The project is a part of the “Coronita Save the Beach” initiative, a venture that since 2008 has been working in promoting the conservation of European beaches, and making people aware of their state of decline.

The hotel will be open to the public between 11am and 7pm, and every night ten people will stay the night in one of its five double suites. These 10 spots will be raffled through their website (www.coronitasavethebeach.org), and their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/savethebeach).