Eco Hotel in Évora uses cork


The Ecorkhotel, with a striking cork façade opened its doors in the outskirts of Évora, a World Heritage Sight, in  the Alentejo.  The corktree, or “sobreiro”,  is abundant in the country, particularly in the Alentejo region. The Ecorkhotel is the first hotel in the world with a exterior coated in cork. This  innovative and exceptional project was designed to obtain a maximum energetic efficiency, as cork is a completely chemical free material with thermal and acoustic insulation qualities.