The Tunisian shifter hotel that inspired the creators of "Star Wars" is facing demolitionBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-tunisian-shifter-hotel-that-inspired-the-creators-of-star-wars-is-facing-demolition
Unusual buildings always attract tourists who like to take a look at the outlandish architecture. The shape-shifting hotel in Tunisia, made in the shape of the famous sand rover from "Star Wars", is admired by fans of original buildings and fans of the famous science fiction cycle. Unfortunately, one of the brightest Tunisian attractions is threatened with demolition.
What was the reason for the decision to destroy an extraordinary hotel and who can save the building, find out from our material.
The hotel was visited by many famous guests and ordinary tourists, but, unfortunately, the good times ended, and in 2000 it was completely empty. The hotel remains closed until now.
Now a long period of uncertainty about the fate of an unusual hotel may come to an end. Recently, architect and activist Sami Aloulou, a member of the Buildings and Memories group, announced on a Tunisian radio broadcast that the hotel was to be demolished. This news caused a storm of protest and a lot of requests for help in social networks from architecture lovers. Connoisseurs of unusual architectural forms are asked to preserve one of the most beautiful and original buildings in Tunisia, which is important not only for the country, but also for the whole world.
Despite its unusual shape, the hotel is very functional. Due to the large space on the upper floors, the building has acquired great aesthetic and practical value.