The Postillion Hotel Amsterdam is now open, with architecture for the 252-room property designed by concrete.
The hotel building is located in the Overamstel neighborhood, an industrial area that’s undergoing a large-scale transformation toward a mixed urban neighborhood of living, working and leisure. The building is part of the urban plinth along the Spaklerweg and forms the transition to the Overamstel neighborhood, situated beside the factory complex of former bubble-gum producer Maple Leaf. In the past decade, the factory complex was successfully transformed into the Kauwgomballenfabriek, which features workspaces, studios and meeting facilities.
The newly designed public square and cascading public roof terrace symbolize the link to the adjacent Kauwgomballenfabriek complex. This is continued inside the building with open workspaces, a restaurant, two bars and meeting spaces.
The deck connects all public areas, such as the lobby, reception, bars, workspaces and restaurant. Some of the public spaces are on the first floor. That’s why the square, as the connector, cascades up to where it intersects with the indoor spaces on the higher level. The 360-degree first-floor bar offers service on all sides. A large glass wall connects the restaurant to the deck of the cascading landscape at the first-floor level.
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