Wood, glass & concrete

The building

Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam is the most sustainable hotel in the Netherlands, designed by SeARCH architects and urban planning from Amsterdam. With its transparent and glass facades and unique thirty-meter high wooden main structure, the building is not only spectacular, but also very sustainable and symbolizes the historic maritime connection between Amsterdam and Asia.

 

Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam consists out of 3 elements:

The transparent ground floor, connecting to the urban space on all sides

The atrium with the subtropical inner garden, adjacent to and fully visible in the north facade

The hotel rooms

 

Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam is a fully-fledged public building, a lively cornerstone of the city.
This is mainly reflected in the dynamic public spaces, in the plinth of the building that connects on all sides to the height-varying ground level.

Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam is a public building. On the ground floor you will find the restaurant with terrace at the IJ, on the 1st floor you will find Bakery Westers with espresso bar, wellness area with swimming pool and three meeting rooms. The subtropical courtyard with a selection of Asian trees, palms and plants in the heart of the building is freely accessible to everyone. This garden is a collaboration with the Hortus Botanicus.

6000m3 certified wood | 0% CO2 emissions

The 200 hotel rooms in the hotel are for the most part pre-fabricated and built-in on site and have an indoor balcony that can be completely closed off, so that noise is kept out and heat is kept inside. The 6 suites are located in the glass point of the hotel, they have a French balcony and, because of their unique location, have a fantastic 180 ° view over the IJ!

The SeARCH design pushes boundaries in many areas.

Innovative & environmentally friendly

An essential choice was the use of wood as a building material. Wood is frequently used in the building, for example as decorating material. It is special that wood has also been used as a structural material for the 9-storey hotel.

The light in the atrium is phenomenal. The wooden construction, bamboo, subtropical plants and glass provide a spectacular warm atmosphere. The basic structures and natural elements also appear in the restaurant, bar and in the rooms.

Design measures

The 200 hotel rooms and suites consist of an ingenious construction of concrete and wood. The rooms around the atrium with the spectacular inner garden are completely prefabricated (including a part of the furnishings) and are placed in a mainly wooden supporting structure. The hotel is praised for this modular wooden construction and its sustainable character. The boutique style rooms get an intimate and warm look of wood, combined with Indonesian influences.