BEING DEVELOPMENT STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF A SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN AMSTERDAM
Designed by Studioninedots, Delva Landscape Architects and DesignAgency, the Amsterdam hotel will become a place where smart design meets innovation and sustainability, firmly rooted in the circular Buiksloterham area of Amsterdam – Noord. The 202 room hotel development marks the second hotel under construction to Being Developments growing hotel portfolio, that includes nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel, an iconic 650 room hotel, and Aloft Utrecht, to become the first WELL certified hotel in the world.
The integrated development process included a collaboration between various advisors, the municipality of Amsterdam and the local neighbourhood. The hotel will be built by Heddes and Ursem, both part of construction conglomerate Ballast Nedam. Due to the fast, modular construction process the hotel will already open its doors in the summer of 2019.
In order to realize its sustainable ambitions, the hotel has implemented sustainable characteristics at various levels, with the guiding principles of the Circular Buiksloterham Manifesto. Next to the sustainable advantages of modular construction, the hotel strives for a BREEAM New Construction Excellent rating, of which a rating of 78,8% for the Design part has yet proudly been achieved. The ‘As Built’ is expected to achieve an Excellent rating as well.
Dirk Dekker, co-founder Being Development: “We are excited to start construction of this exciting, qualitative and predominantly circular hotel. Yotel Amsterdam is a unique hotel development in terms of integrating sustainability, smart design, technology and hospitality. It is our aim to create an inclusive and positive environment, where international visitors meet the local community. The hotel encourages a sustainable and healthy lifestyle reflecting the idea of ‘a new spring, a new sound’.”
The hotel operated by YOTEL is situated at the waterfront and will be surrounded by a green oasis. It houses a public lobby, restaurant, exhibition space and garden with terrace. A place for visitors, Amsterdam citizens and the local community to enjoy.