Video: The Most Unusual Hostels On The Planet
This is Simmons Hall, the most elite and expensive campus of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A room in this hostel costs no less than renting a one-room apartment in expensive Boston, a city of students. However, the list of those wishing to move in is scheduled for years. The building is often called a "sponge" for its unusual shape. There are 344 rooms in Simmons Hall, mostly undergraduates and graduate students live here, such a neighborhood with the future elite of the United States is considered very prestigious.
Cite A Docks. This is Le Havre, a famous French port. Unsurprisingly, shipping containers were chosen to build a dormitory for students at the city's new university. The campus turned out to be inexpensive, with a beautiful view of the English Channel, with excellent living conditions, so the project was very successful.
Oxford. One of the most prestigious educational institutions on the planet, which carefully follows the best traditions, but at the same time does not shy away from anything new. The campuses of the University of Oxford are home to 30 thousand people annually, there are several campuses here, there are separate buildings for staff and teachers. The atmosphere of the mix of old and new is impressive.
University of Glasgow, Scotland. Libraries that are very many years old, but what are there - centuries, the general atmosphere of antiquity, traditions, long dining rooms, but very modern conveniences. Along with the Oxford campuses, this Scottish college town served as the inspiration for the movie Hogwarts. Students from 140 states study here, there is a theater, a cinema, more than 100 clubs for all kinds of interests, a swimming pool and sports sections.
In Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa, overpopulation is one of the main problems. For the leadership of the local university, placement of students became a headache, but they found a way out. The campus was located in a former elevator conveniently located near the center of the South African capital. It is noteworthy that freight containers were also used to expand the living space. Mill Junction currently has about 400 students.
The student town of Tietgen, Copenhagen, Denmark, or rather - a suburb of the capital - Orestad. This campus, which by no means can be called a hostel, is recognized as one of the best and most student-friendly on the planet. The building is round, seven stories high and has a capacity for 400 students. In Tietgen, for the services of students, there are not only cozy modern rooms, but also gyms, common spacious kitchens, and libraries. There is a mini lake, football and basketball fields, landscaped terraces, bike paths.
Copenhagen again. Bikuben Kollegiet caused bewilderment and even discontent among local residents, but the students were very pleased with it. The building in the style of cubism immediately attracts the eye, but inside everything is very modern, there is everything that students need for a comfortable stay and pleasant leisure.
Estonia, Valga town, border with Latvia. Not so long ago, the campus of the Vocational Training Center was built here, which immediately attracts attention with its "bee" design. On the facade of the building there are 410 windows and all are in the form of hexagons, honeycombs, like in a hive. In addition, the building is very striking, dramatically out of the general architecture of a modest Estonian city.
Jaegersborg Water Tower, Denmark, city of Gentofte. This is a water tower, which at one time served as both a restaurant and an exhibition center, and as a result, it became a hostel for students. The tower has ten levels, a gym, a cafe, a library and 40 living rooms. The upper floors delight residents with beautiful views of the surrounding area.