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Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
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DESIGNER
 
 
Mecanoo
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DESCRIPTION
 
Iconic appearance
Mecanoo Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Schiphol Airport AmsterdamThe new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel is situated in a prominent location alongside the access roads to the international airport terminal. Because the hotel is twisted from the plinth by 45 degrees, one of the facades faces the Ceintuurbaan. This gives the hotel not only momentum, but also a visual connection with the office strip. The building is the final chord of the staccato rhythm of the WTC towers and a welcoming icon to both the Schiphol boulevard and the Ceintuurbaan. The hotel, which features a cubic design and round edges, will differ subtly from its surroundings in both shape and facade. All surrounding buildings at the airport, mainly office buildings, have orthogonal organized facades. The diagonal pattern of the hotel serves to emphasize the iconic appearance of the building. The facade pattern strengthens the unity of the building’s volumes by masking the individual rooms and floors of the building. The facade also harmonizes the three volumes; the plinth, the guest room tower and Schiphol Traverse. The facade will be made out of prefabricated composite sandwich panels. In fact there are just three types of panels: straight, curved and strong curved. With a smart infill they together create a random pattern façade, with a subtle shine and relief. By grouping the glass and the grey and white composite panels, a large scale diamond pattern is created, recognizable from a substantial distance.
Atrium
Mecanoo Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Schiphol Airport AmsterdamA large atrium with a 35-metre high glass roof forms the heart of the hotel and meeting area. Mecanoo established a design with a strong identity for the atrium. The light horizontal lines of the balustrades and white elements reflect daylight deep into the building, providing an air of grandeur. Wooden slats, frames and lining create refinement and a natural, luxurious appearance. The atrium also provides a role in the energy saving climate concept. Outside air is filtered before it is introduced into the atrium where the air is preconditioned for the rooms. This climate concept results in a reduction of energy consumption.
Dutch design interior
The interior design and hotel room concept evoke ‘a touch of contemporary, innovative and fresh Dutch Design’ with strong, original forms and a natural, harmonious colour scheme. Two interior design parties, Merkx+Girod from The Netherlands, Amsterdam, and Hirsch Bedner Assocciates from the UK, London provide the design of various areas in the building, within Mecanoo’s strong base design. The ground floor houses the main public functions: the main entrance, reception and a large all-day restaurant.
Meeting area
Mecanoo Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Schiphol Airport AmsterdamThe 1st floor an 2nd floor comprises Hilton meeting centre, a business centre with 23 meetings rooms, boardrooms, and large ballroom surrounded by various break out areas. This area is directly connected by a covered walkway, the Traverse, to Schiphol Plaza. On the first floor, with a view into the lobby and to the surroundings, is also a health club provided, with sauna and wellness centre. Levels 2 through 11 include the hotels’ guest rooms. Level 9 through 11 form the executive area, with a centrally located large executive lounge on the 10th floor. The interior of the meeting centre, as well as the health club and guestrooms are designed by HBA.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Netherlands [Nederland]
Region
Noord-Holland
Town
Haarlemmermeer
Place
Schiphol
Address
Schiphol Boulevard
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Conference halls
Commercial buildings
Restaurants
Buildings for health and well-being
Wellness centre
Buildings for recreational activities
Dance halls, discotheques, ballrooms
Architecture of parklands and water
Private swimming pools
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2009 - 2012    
Realisation
2013 - 2015
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CLIENT
 
 
Schiphol Real Estate
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
total sq.m. 43,150
meeting and conference centre sq.m. 1,700
Number
rooms 433
meeting rooms 23
Capacity
135 parking spaces
Capacity
ballroom 600 guests
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STRUCTURES
 
 
ABT, Delft
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STAFF
 
Interior design
guestrooms/meeting centre
Hirsch Bedner Associates, London
lobby & restaurant
Merkx+Girod, Amsterdam
back of house
Mecanoo architecten, Delft
Lighting design
dpa lighting consultants, Deddington, United Kingdom
Transport planning
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Rijswijk, the Netherlands
Physical engineering
DGMR Raadgevende ingenieurs, Arnhem
Fire safety
DGMR Raadgevende ingenieurs, Arnhem
Sustainability
DGMR Raadgevende ingenieurs, Arnhem
Quantity surveyor
BBN Adviseurs, Houten
Specialist consultant
F&B consultant
Vendrig International, Woerden

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CREDITS
 
 
Images © Mecanoo architecten
Text edited by Mecanoo architecten
Courtesy by Mecanoo architecten

Mecanoo Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Schiphol Airport Amsterdam



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