Thursday, November 10, 2011

Youth Hostel reimagined

LAVA has created a new typology for youth hostels with the revisioning of the Berchtesgaden near Munich, Germany.

Gone are the daggy dormitory rooms and impersonal spaces of your typical hostel.

The new design features individualised rooms, bold colours, local materials and craftsmanship, and multipurpose zones. 

The sustainable makeover includes a low energy facade, floor heating, and the installation of a bimass pellet heating system. 

Built‐in furniture and integrated storage avoids the ubiquitous barracks style environment.

The hostel refurbishment was a unique opportunity to explore some of LAVA's  experiments in space and apply sustainable technologies to an existing building.

And if you want to sleep in one of LAVA's funky new bedrooms check out the hostel site


  1. I totally love this place and have to visit again this coming December for holiday season with my family.

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  2. A perfect place for vacation with family and friends especially this coming holiday season, Christmas!

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  3. I am wondering who inspired you why you come up in this amazing and unique chic building. The place appears to be comfortable and colorful.

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