This 12-Story ‘Hempcrete’ Hotel Will Be The World’s Highest Building Made With Cannabis — And It Could Be A Sign Of Bigger Things To Come

By Ben Raker, Yahoo News on July 3, 2023

The Hemp Hotel, scheduled to open in Cape Town, South Africa, is being touted as the world’s tallest building made with industrial hemp — a material with great potential for Earth-conscious construction.

At 12 stories tall, the 54-room hotel features views of Cape Town’s massive Table Mountain and a “minimal ecological footprint,” reported Agence France-Presse (AFP) in May.

Blocks of “hempcrete,” made from woody parts of hemp plants, fill the walls of the hotel, supported by a cement-and-concrete structure. Besides being climate-friendly, the hempcrete lends insulating and fireproof properties to the building, per AFP.

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