Thursday, May 20, 2010

Inntel hotel by WAM Architecten

Delft studio WAM Architecten have completed a hotel that looks like a pile of houses in Zaandam, the Netherlands.Called Inntel hotel, the building features overlapping green wooden facades typical of traditional houses in the region.The 11-storey building is forty metres tall and includes 160 rooms.A conference centre is due for completion later this year.

Molenaar & Van Winden architecten/ WAM architecten

The new Inntel hotel in Zaandam is without a shadow of a doubt already the main eye-stopper in the revamped town centre and a building that has set many tongues wagging in the Netherlands.

The iconic green wooden houses of the Zaan region were the fount of inspiration for the hotel’s designer, Wilfried van Winden (WAM architecten, Delft). The structure is a lively stacking of various examples of these traditional houses, ranging from a notary’s residence to a worker’s cottage.

The hotel opens its doors to guests from 18 March.

All pics & info courtesy of dezeen

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