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Hotel Inntel Zaandam

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WAM architecten
 
location Zaandam
function hotel, restaurant, sauna, spa
contributed by Tijmen_Huetink

The Inntel Hotel Zaandam, which stands on the Provincialeweg, will be the new centre's eye-catcher. The building with 160 rooms and a conference complex is in part constructed on a viaduct. The colossal, twelve-storey-high hotel tower, essentially square in plan, is a monumental stacking and interpretation of various green painted house types typical of the Zaan region, ranging from a stately notary's dwelling to workers cottages. The bridal suite is recognisable from the outside as the 'Blue House'. The varied fenestration, broad protruding sections and bay windows, and decorative white ridge-pieces lend depth and an expressive relief to the façade.

 

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haaijk says:
Architect Van Winden accused of plagiarism by architect Soeters
rotterdam, Netherlands 18-Oct-10
oh! My! God! What is this awful thing?
Varna, Bulgaria 24-Sep-10
Bob says:
Garbage.
27-May-10
Sublime statement! As the cube housing project in Rotterdam ones did this also shakes the architectural scene. You either love it or hate it...a real statement that will bring busloads of tourists to Zaandam. Congrats to the principal.
Rotterdam, Netherlands 22-Apr-10
goran says:
This is pure kitch.
20-Apr-10
pim says:
briljant voor een hotel, iedereen een eigen zaans huisje. veel meer kun je met historisch bouwen niet doen. maar wel erg jammer dat de rest van de stad ook zo is gedaan...
13-Apr-10
studioivo says:
Het lijkt er toch op dat "de grap" en "het grote gebaar" hier de architectuur moeten maken . . . Inderdaad prima voor Disney-land, maar voor Zaandam: "It's a small world after all"
Hoe zoudenwe over een aantal jaren naar dit soort gebouwen kijken wanneer de dutch-design grapjes en de delftsblauw-verering weer uit de mode zijn?
Heerlen, Netherlands 12-Apr-10
me says:
Dit is echt walgelijk, geloof mij. Ik woon ernaast.
Als je het station uit komt lopen, staat dit monster voor je neus.
Veel te grof voor Zaandam.
Bovendien vind ik de typische Zaanse huisjes, lieflijk, klein en knus.
En daar banjeren ze zo overheen met dit lelijke gebouw.
Het zijn nog meer van dit soort gebouwen op één stuk grond hoor.
Echt horrible!
01-Apr-10
Paco says:
What delirous concept of modern with old! I can only smile wenn I see this building. Chech the inside,. also fantastic. Here an interview with the architect: http://www.rnw.nl/english/video/green-hotel-zaandam-catches-ones-eye
23-Mar-10
Matt says:
@bruno for an answer to your question on 'what is modern' on MIMOA, please check the 3rd question on the FAQ section 'contributing projects' . MIMOA does not review the projects that are published, the audience does. So, actually, the question as to what is modern about this hotel is not really relevant.
Den Haag, Netherlands 23-Mar-10
If MIMOA is 'mi modern architecture' (isn't it?) what is there of actually modern in this hotel?
I don't pretend that 'modern' means 'modernist', of course, but what does it mean then?
brescia, Italy 22-Mar-10
Ben Luttikhuizen says:
Bijzonder en prachtig bouwwerk.Als oud Zaandammer wonende in Australia voor de laatste 55 jaar zou dit een reden zijn om toch nog eens naar Zaandam te gaan om een koppie koffie in dit prachtige hotel te drinken.
19-Mar-10
haaijk says:
Maybe the designers can comment further on this project?
rotterdam, Netherlands 07-Mar-10
haaijk says:
What's wrong with Disney? Of course the realisation of this design means the end of any serious notion of the village Zaandam. This is a caricature, but a damn beautiful one.
rotterdam, Netherlands 07-Mar-10
jfuchs says:
Do we enter now in a disney world architecture ??
Strasbourg, France 03-Mar-10
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Hotel Inntel Zaandam
Address
Provinciale weg 15
Netherlands
http://www.uniquehollandhotel.com
Public access unknown!
How to get there? The easiest way to get to the Hotel is by train, as the hotel is situated right next to the railway station of Zaandam. Zaandam is a small town close to Amsterdam.
Completion 3- 2010
Floor area/size 7500 m2
Cost € 15000000,-
ArchitectWAM architecten
Client Hotel Inntel Zaandam
 
Project ID 5744
Latitude/Longitude 52°26'09N 04°48'59E
Contributed by Tijmen_Huetink
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