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.