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  5. ADP Architects
  6. 2013
  7. Art’otel / ADP Architects

Art’otel / ADP Architects

  • 01:00 - 27 May, 2014
Art’otel / ADP Architects
Art’otel / ADP Architects, © Gerard van Beek
© Gerard van Beek

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Prins Hendrikkade 33, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Wim Woensdregt, Erikjan Cuperus
  • Interior Architecture

    Digital Space
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The Art’otel Amsterdam recently opened its doors, this hotel and lifestyle venue blends design, art, and hospitality in a startling new way. Located opposite Amsterdam’s Central Station in a beautiful monumental office the Art’otel combines a unique architectural style with modern art inspired interiors. The transformation was the result of a collaboration of ADP architecten and Digital Space and provided the city centre with a new cultural hotspot.

© Gerard van Beek
© Gerard van Beek

The monumental building, dating from the early twentieth century had been one of the most expensive buildings built in Amsterdam at that time. A century later, however, it had become functionally and technically outdated. For the Art’otel the trick was to maintain and restore most of the exterior like the monumental facades and some monumental interior aspects while further completely renewing and renovating the interior. ADP was responsible for the basics; the lay-out, structure and organization of the project. Their idea to use the building for cultural ends as well led them to change the building construction so to create a wide exposition area within the basement. Along with the restaurant, run by Lifestyle Venue 5&33, this part of the building is publically accessible. The upper floors contain over a hundred high-end hotel rooms. These different parts of the building are thematically joint by the art of Atelier Van Lieshout, the signature artist of the Art’otel. “Enjoying art and the art of enjoying” is the theme that pulls everything together.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The establishment of the Art’otel Amsterdam fits right in with the city government’s plans to upgrade the area around central station. As such, it is assigned as one of its key projects. It is the combination of interior, art, and architecture that is to give a maximum positive impulse to the urban environment.

The Art’otel got awarded both the Best Hotel Design 2013 award and the Best Restaurant Design 2013 award. 

© Gerard van Beek
© Gerard van Beek

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Art’otel / ADP Architects" 27 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/509157/art-otel-adp-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884