The World’s Hippest Ski Resort Is Made From Shipping Containers
Of course it is.
Sitting happily wedged in the mountain ranges between Turkey and Russia is one of architecture’s most unlikely success story.
A modern, tactfully designed ski resort built entirely from – wait for it – shipping containers.
Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort is located in Gudauri, Georgia. It’s the child of architects Sandro Ramishvili and Irakli Eristavi who wanted to create accommodation in the region that was environmentally sustainable and sourced from fully recycled local materials. Impeccably designed and built, the hotel itself is also super luxurious. The deluxe room shown below offers what looks like a very comfortable jacuzzi and connected balcony.
Quadrum is located 2200 metres above sea level in the stunning Caucasus mountain range. The design of the hotel itself is a nod to the natural landscape it is surrounded by. The architects planned for the hotel to intentionally mimic the mountainside it resides on, with the containers cascading from the top of to the bottom.
The rooms are minimalist and functionally designed, with double, family and deluxe suites available.
Perhaps not the first destination that comes to mind when you think of a ski resort town, these images of Quadrum and the Caucasus mountain range certainly have Georgia climbing right up our must visit list. Ski holiday, anyone?
(All images Quadrum/Facebook)