[First look] Bennetts Associates has completed its first international project, a hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Described as a ‘dramatic fusion of angles and radial incisions’, the hotel comprises three linked blocks of bedrooms above two ‘public floors’ containing conference and dining facilities.
Rab Bennetts, director of Bennetts Associates said: ‘It is hard to imagine a more dramatic and challenging site for a large hotel anywhere in Europe and it has been extremely satisfying to watch the project take shape within such a dynamic and forward-looking regeneration project.
‘We are delighted to see our third major project with Mint Hotels reach completion and it represents the latest stage in a hugely rewarding client/architect relationship. Mint Hotel’s belief in good design was fundamental to seeing this project come to fruition.’
The hotel’s facade features perforated shutters, glazing and brickwork. The internal courtyard-facing facades are clad in red zinc.
Client: Hotel Group
Architect: Bennetts Associates Architects
Executive Architect: Architecten
Interior Design: M+R Interieurarchitecten/Bennetts Associates Architects
Structural Engineer and Project Manager: Arcadis
Services Engineer: AECOM/Deerns
Landscape Architect: Jenkins + Clarke/Niek Roozen
Fire Engineer: Peutz
Cost Consultant: Arcadis PRC
Developer:MAB Development/New Chinatown Amsterdam
Contractor:Strukton Civil Projects