New project aims to get German residents thinking about the future of their suburbs.

Hotel ShabbyShabby is a new contest launched by experimental architectural practice Raumlabor.

The team are calling on designers to build hotel rooms out of trash in and around the German city of Mannheim. Entrants have to submit ideas in order to create 20 spaces that will be built during Theater Der Welt, the city’s celebrated international theater festival taking place from 23rd May to 8th June this year. Each construction has to have locks, be weather resistant and have the ability to be built in just seven days. The experts judging the competition include artist Gilly Karjevsky from 72 Hour Urban Action, the world's first real-time architecture competition, where teams have 3 days and 3 nights to design and build projects in a public space, and Pedro Gadanho, the curator for contemporary architecture at the MoMA in New York.

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