Thursday, 22 October 2009

Concrete Mushrooms: Albanian Deserted Bunkers To Be Converted Into Eco-Hostels


There are 750.000 abandoned concrete bunkers throughout Albania, serving as reminders of their recent dark history. Two Albanian graduate students of Politecneco di Milano, Elian Stefa and Gyler Mydyti, under the guidance of architect Stefano Boeri, came up with the idea to convert these deserted bunkers into appreciable tourist destinations.

The transformation will allow trekkers a shelter in the shape of these hostels, dubbed as Concrete Mushrooms. Other possible transformations include info points, kiosks, gift shops and cafes.While promoting eco-tourism, it will also let the dwellers have a look into the past of Albania.

Concrete Mushrooms Trailer - Albania's 750,000 inherited bunkers. from Concrete Mushrooms on Vimeo.

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