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Concrete Mushrooms: Military Bunkers Turned Eco-Hostels

Swords-to-phoughshares is taking on a whole new meaning: Former Air Force bases across the US are now reclaimed for massive solar farms, and abandoned military posts are being transformed into anything from national parks to R&D innovation centers. What’s the latest militant-to-peaceful repurposing?  Over 750,000 abandoned military bunkers have been found across Albania, and are now being transformed into eco-hostels in an important new stage of Albanian military history. Two architecture students in Milan launched the project after inspiration from re-purposed buildings such as Switzerland’s nuclear bunker hotel , Dutch oil rig hostels, and German bunker art galleries.

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This entry was posted on October 21, 2009 by in innovation, rethinking waste, sustainable design and tagged , , .
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