Bar Lounge Kitchen Hotel Stroom
The transformer house, with hotel and restaurant Stroom situated inside, is part of the redevelopment of the former Schiecentrale on Lloydpier, Rotterdam. In recent years this former electricity generating plant, has developed into the center of the creative industry of the city. To accommodate the restaurant and the hotel, the former transformer house is increased with a glass extension. The high spaces are intended for a restaurant and a hotel with 19 rooms. In the glass extension are the stair case, the offices and the suite of the hotel. These clear elements and transparent side facade give a vivid picture. The existing façade facing the Lloydstraat consists of a big, closed brick surface, that is only interrupted by a small glass supplement. The industrial character of this area is maintained by deliberately not to place large windows in the rooms. The hotel rooms get daylight from above: by roof windows, making the stars to be seen at night.