W Hotel Amsterdam: a second life for a monumental building

The design for the former Government Office for Transactions and Telephony gives this historic building a second life by transforming it into a five-star hotel with 172 rooms. Joseph Crouwel originally designed the building in 1925 and was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin building. The building has a robust concrete construction with a monumental brick facade.

Office Winhov‘s project involves restoring the exterior of the building and replacing the façade of the inner court. A new refined glass construction has been added that extends into a panoramic roof structure. These additions form a complementing yet contrasting intervention in the existing building.

The hotel facilities, reception, bar and restaurant, open to the public are located on the uppermost floor, which allows the visitors to experience a wonderful view of the city. The new panoramic floor also underlines the new public character of the building with an upside-down hotel concept. The interior design is by BK architects. W hotel Amsterdam includes both the former Government Office for Transactions and Telephony and the former Kas Bank building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info © Office Winhov

Photography © Stefan Müller

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