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Botel / MMX architecten + Jord den Hollander

Botel / MMX architecten + Jord den Hollander

© Marcel van der BurgCourtesy of MMX architecten + Jord den HollanderCourtesy of MMX architecten + Jord den HollanderCourtesy of MMX architecten + Jord den Hollander+ 31

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Interior Design B:Richard Hutten
  • Interior Design O:&Prast&Hooft
  • Interior Design T:MMX architecten
  • Interior Design E:Jord den Hollander
  • Interior Design L:Moriko Kira
  • Engineering Letters:Bartels & Vedder
  • Overall Engineering:Pieters Bouwtechniek
  • Building Management:Paul Nijhout, Stone 22
  • Ps Frames Letter:EPS Products, Thijs Zwakman
  • Interior Finishing:Fiction Factory
  • Client:Amstel Botel, Sandra Chedi
  • Interior Design B:Richard Hutten
  • Interior Design O:&Prast&Hooft
  • Interior Design T:MMX architecten
  • Interior Design E:Jord den Hollander
  • Interior Design L:Moriko Kira
  • Engineering Letters:Bartels & Vedder
  • Overall Engineering:Pieters Bouwtechniek
  • Building Management:Stone 22, Paul Nijhout
  • Interior Finishing:Fiction Factory
  • City:Amsterdam
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© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

“How can you improve the look of the hotelboat, in order to make it fit in with the dynamics and creativity of the NDSM wharf, in the north of Amsterdam?”

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg
Courtesy of MMX architecten + Jord den Hollander
Courtesy of MMX architecten + Jord den Hollander

This was the question that Botel-owner Sandra Chedi put to MMX-architecten (Arjan van Ruyven & Michiel van Pelt) in 2011. Together with filmmaker and architect Jord den Hollander they developed a bold plan. Five 6.5 -meter-high hotelrooms in the shape of huge toy letters make up the silhouette B O T E L on top of the ship. The white hotel boat has been given a cheerful crown, referring to the chimneys of the ocean liners that used to come off the now derelict NDSM slipways.

Courtesy of MMX architecten + Jord den Hollander
Courtesy of MMX architecten + Jord den Hollander
Plans Letter B
Plans Letter B
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

For the interiors of the letters MMX came up with the idea to challenge several designers. Richard Hutten designed a half-pipe in the B, Ronald Hoofd (&Prast&Hooft) was inspired by the book L’ Histoire d’O for O and architect Moriko Kira turned the L into an oasis of calm. Designer Jord den Hollander made the smallest cinema of the Netherlands in the E, and MMX-architecten saw in the top room of the T the captain’s quarters of Botel.

© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

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Cite: "Botel / MMX architecten + Jord den Hollander" 01 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772780/botel-mmx-architecten-plus-jord-den-hollander> ISSN 0719-8884
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