Recycled Concrete Tube Hotel in Mexico

Tubohotel in Mexico

Tubohotel © Luis Gordoa

There is a unique concept of green hotel design in Mexico called TuboHotel, which is built from recycled concrete tube. As we know, there are always some used concrete tube from old building or construction, and this material has been transformed well into a unique hotel by T3arc architect firm. The original idea actually came from Andrew Strauss, an architect from German, who built Dasparkhotel in Austria in 2006 using this idea. The T3arc architects then expanded on his idea in Tubohotel of Mexico by creating two-story triangular modules. There are some differences between Dasparkhotel and Tubohotel even though they come from one idea. But both of them are made of recycled concrete tube.

The hotel is located in the village of Tepoztlan, Morelos, about 45 minutes from south of Mexico City. Its rooms are stacked in a pyramid structure and becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. It provides 20 concrete tube rooms which has 2.44m wide and 3.5m long each. The facilities offered by this concrete room are also nice, like a queen-size bed, under-bed storage, desk light, and fans. Although the room is smaller than usual hotel room out there, the uniqueness of Tubohotel still becomes an interesting aspect that is looked for by most of tourists. You can view the outside directly from the room windows and you will see that there are a lot of native trees around the hotel. Unfortunately, you cannot find a bathroom in Tubohotel room because it has no bathroom inside. But the hotel gives access for the guests to use two communal bathrooms located on the hotel building.

For one night stay, the guest will only be charged for 500 pesos (about U.S. $ 42).

Tubohotel Interior

Tubohotel Interior

Tubohotel Closer View Front View of Room at Night

Tubohotel Rooms Whole View at Night

Tubohotel Rooms Whole View at Night


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