Recently a very rad dormitory at an art school in Zhengzhou caught the attention of all the cool kids on the Chinese internet.
From the outside the place looks like an old, abandoned train carriage, but the inside is actually filled with everything a hip, young university student could want: wooden bunk beds, an air-conditioner and a groovy solar powered water heater.
Agonizingly slow and uncomfortably crowded, many Chinese youth now actually have a nostalgic fascination with these old-fashioned, “green-skinned” trains that used to be the primary means of long-distance transportation in China.
The dorm is surrounded by a fence to limit access. Any individual who wants to see the place for themselves must first register. Already, it’s earning rave reviews online.
@BauhausOakley says, “This is what an art school should do.”
@pepsi says, “I want to live in it!!! And the interior is actually better than normal dorms.”
Still the reviews have not been universally positive.
One netizen from Guangzhou worried that the place might be a fire hazard waiting to happen, while another web user commented that it looks like students are living in a slum.
Admittedly, it’s not quite as nice as the dorm room that these Jiangxi university students designed for themselves.
Could be worse.
by Ben Lim
[Images via NetEase]