An outdated office building on the junction of the A9 and A4 motorways became available. Constructed in 1988, the building consists of a concrete support structure with a typical office façade: glass and granite cladding. A design by IDEA has since given the building a genuine hotel appeal. With two wings connected by means of a central lobby, the architectural organisation of the current interior lends itself perfectly for a hotel. We transformed both the interior and exterior of this building, at our own risk and according to the plans of IDEA. Our basic principle is that we genuinely believe that structural vacancies must be resolved, in a way that is in line with the surrounding environment. In this sense, we see completely eye-to-eye with the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer.
Following the redevelopment, which left only the concrete shell and façade intact, the Corendon hotel group is building a 175-room property on this site. This is scheduled to open in March 2018, and will be perfectly located, right by a freeway intersection passed by approximately four million cars a month – not to mention large numbers of trains.