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Made from 3D-printed sand, the hotel is minimally invasive


In the world of luxury travel, most stays involve private jets, speedboats, fast cars, and hotel suites decked out in the most extravagant trimmings – from the sheets to the bedspread. While it might have you thinking you’ve just woken up in a James Bond film, it doesn’t exactly scream “eco-tourism”.


That might all be set to change with a new innovative and luxurious hotel set to open in Mozambique in 2020, called Kisawa Sanctuary.


Located off the eastern coast of Mozambique and on the white sand beaches of Benguerra Island, Kisawa Sanctuary is a luxury stay that’s been five years in the making. It also stands as the first project from entrepreneur Nina Flohr, whose values of sustainability translated into a design suitable for even the most ethical of travellers. Made from 3D-printed sand, the hotel is minimally invasive and in the words of Flohr herself, “We’ve used design as a tool, not as a style to ensure Kisawa is integrated, culturally and environmentally, to Mozambique.” The 3D-printed sand is merged with Mozambican weaving, thatching, carpentry, and textiles from artisans in the area.

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