With the worldwide renowned architectural firm OMA as a designer, Zuidas will once again gain an icon. The designers were inspired by RAI itself: the Signaal, the advertising column that has stood in front of the complex since the opening of the Europahal in 1961. Both the hall and the column are a national monument. Hotel Nhow Amsterdam RAI builds on the Signaal, with its special stack of triangular elements.
Nhow Amsterdam RAI will be more than a hotel. On the top two floors, at a height of 91 meters, is “On Air”. On Air includes a restaurant, a lounge, a conference room and a multimedia studio. On Air is accessible to hotel guests and visitors.
Nhow Amsterdam RAI
The design is by OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture). The developers are COD and being Development. Pleijsier Bouw Nijkers is responsible for the construction itself.
Hotel Nhow Amsterdam Rai is being established in collaboration with RAI.
Building Nhow Amsterdam RAI: The Lego Model
In the construction of the Nhow Amsterdam Rai hotel, the aim is to achieve the BREEAM Score Excellent. This quality mark assesses projects on sustainability performance. The project complies with the Bewuste Bouwers code of conduct. This means that the contractor works with an eye for the surroundings, environment and safety. The contractor uses only FSC or PEFC certified food. The construction waste is separated into waste streams of wood, rubble, plastic, paper/cardboard, plaster, insulation (per type) and BSA (Construction and Demolition Waste). At least 80% of this waste is reused or recycled.
- 91 meters high
- 25 floors
- 37.000 m2, excluding parking garage
- With 650 rooms, the largest hotel in the Benelux
- 700 m2 meeting and conference space
- Television studio, skybar, gallery, sculpture garden and a spa
Photo’s by Marcel Steinbach
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