Holly Mother of Brutalist Wednesdays! A contemporary architectural icon of North Africa (with much more than a pinch of raw-concrete Brutalism), Hotel Du Lac in Tunis (constructed 1970-1973 and designed by Italian architect Raffaele Contigiani) is not just your usual 10-floor/416-room hotel. The mind-bending, uniquely cantilevered design results in a top floor that’s double the length of the ground floor. The hotel has been abandoned since 2002 and has been facing demolition for some years now- with brutalist fans, artists, and ... Star Wars fans alike coming to its rescue.
Pic: an image of the Hôtel du Lac building in Tunis has been edited to read “No to demolition” in Arabic by artists Mouna Jemal Siala and Manna Jmal.