A new hotel as part of the Van der Valk group is currently under construction on the Zuidas in Amsterdam. Designed by Wiel Arets Architects, the 55-metre tall hotel will have thirteen floors, 238 rooms, and conference facilities. The hotel is being built in the Vivaldi area around KPN’s communication tower at the southern edge of the A10 motorway. In the preliminary design phase, Deerns is responsible for the acoustics, building physics and energy (BREEAM). The opening of the hotel is planned to take place at the beginning of 2020.
Increasing social safety
According to the municipality, the hotel will add an extra dimension to the development of the area. It connects the RAI railway station to the Zuidas and realises a second entrance for the area. In addition, the public and accessible catering industry will act as a crowd-puller and gateway to the area. The 24-hour business will also ensure more safety in the area and the hotel will act as the connection between the Zuidas and the RAI.
The hotel has to meet the highest achievable sustainability criteria: BREEAM outstanding. To realise this, the hotel will be all electric and thus have no gas connections, the windows will be triple glazed as opposed to double glazed and bat boxes will be built on the outside wall in addition to an insect hotel.
To acquire Breeam Outstanding classification, the building must also be easily recyclable. By making the floors higher and rooms larger (28 m² instead of the average size in Amsterdam of 18 m²), the hotel could also eventually have an office function.
The first pile was driven into the ground on 14 November 2017 and, in accordance with the planning, the hotel will open its doors to guests at the beginning of 2020.
8 May 2018