안데즈 암스테르담 호텔은 두개의 대운하의 사이 암스테르담 중심부에 위치하며
델프트 블루로 일컬어 지는 지역적 유산을 공간에 투영한다.
이러한 공간의 제공은 이곳을 여행하는 여행자를 위한 평온한 안식처로
이전 공용도서관이 갖고 있던 텍스쳐를 이용, 호텔 인테리어를 디자인하는
중요한 모티브로 삽입 시킨다.
클래식하며 엔틱한 공간을 밝히는 다양한 조명들
그리고 시간을 멈추는 빈티지 가구, 소품들은
여기 안데즈 암스테르담 호텔을 정의하며 아이텐티화 한다.
reviewed by SJ
Andaz Amsterdam is designed to be a sophisticated hotel that has the relaxed nature of the people and the city in which it lives. Located in the very centre of Amsterdam, between two major canals the Prinsengracht (Princes canal) and the Keizersgracht (Emperors canal) inspired the logic that the hotel beat with same heart as the city – thus the golden age, delft blue, navigation and adventure and the cities vibrant knowledge economy all inform the look and feel of the hotel.
As a space that will accommodate visitors to the city, the hotel is intended to be a vessel that instantly connects people to place, it is designed to offer a local experience for international people, and also be a key venue for those who live in the city and want to showcase their heritage and hospitality.
The building that holds to hotel is that of the former public library of Amsterdam. The library stood from 1977 until 2007 when it was relocated to Oosterdokseiland, and this heritage informs the design direction of the hotel with books both physical and deconstructed forming the look and feel. Specifically, the imagery of historic books about and from Amsterdam serve as inspiration for the wallpaper and other graphic décor, and creates a space the visitor to Amsterdam and offers an authentic local experience.
Along with books, video art is a medium that will be visible within the hotel, as like reading, viewing video art is a process that requires time, and so a hotel is a perfect place to offer both these resources.
Amsterdam is the capital of democracy, there is a lot of freedom and we invented the idea of tolerance platform for politics. Amsterdammers are able to combine things that are not usually able to be combined, thus a major theme within this overall design is the idea of 'connected polarities', two individual non-related elements that are stitched together to form a new logical whole. The Amsterdam city logo is three xxx and if you look at them as embroidery stitches you can fit things together and connect them.