Armenia’s first-ever container-hotel opens in Vayots Dzor

 

Armenia’s Vayots Dzor province has inaugurated the country’s very first container-hotel with some fresh architectural solutions, “green” philosophy and a vision to develop active tourism in the region. The concept of the 10-room facility was based on recycling and reusing shipping containers, which has yielded an interesting project as a result. While various countries do have such practice, in Armenia the idea has been successfully implemented for the first time.

The founder of the hotel and ideas man Gevorg Gasparyansaid he took inspiration for the construction of such a facility from abroad and decided to build it in the village of Yeghegis.

“The choice of location is somehow based on the fact that the gorge of Yeghegis is of great interest to hikers and active tourism lovers,” Gasparyan said.

The building of the hotel has a unique style with some out-of-the-box solutions and no elements of traditional architecture. It also serves as an impactful example of recycling experience

Only ecologically-friendly materials were used in the construction of Hotel Arevi (which basically means “sunny”), including various types of tuff for the interior design, wood, iron and glass, as well as heat and sound insulation materials.

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