According to an old Dutch song, ‘the big city of Amsterdam, is built on pillars’. And when it comes to the Hyatt Regency Spinoza Hotel at the Sarphatistraat, this involves 365 drilled pillars. The original wooden examples have actually been incorporated into the foundations, and part of the façade of the 19th Century former Emma Children's Hospital has also been retained. They are thus part of the structure and the exclusive ceramic façade, which Hurks is constructing at high speed for Emma Hotel C.V. in the heart of the lively city centre.
EmmaHotelC.V.is a partnership between Aedes Real Estate, UBM Realitätentwicklung AG and the international hotel chain Hyatt. The shell of the hotel features six storeys and a basement, with a total GFA of 16,000 m2, and is being constructed using wide-panel floors and prefab elements. The structure is being built against the old façade and existing houses, with cavity walls featuring aluminium framework being introduced at a later time. The façade of the new building, which has been designed by Dongen-Koschuch, will stand out because of its glazed ceramic tiles and impressive glass features.
Hotel entrances on the Sarphatistraat open into the hotel lobby and the conference areas. The restaurant will have its own entrance at the Spinozastraat. The south-side of the hotel, which is fully compatible with BREEAM excellent, is located on the same street and faces large trees and greenery on the Singelgracht. Future hotel guests will be able to choose from 211 rooms, including 15 suites, conference facilities, a ballroom, bar & lounge, restaurant, a courtyard, gym & spa and the Hyatt Regency Club. The underground storey will feature the ‘back of house’ and the car park, which will offer circa 38 parking spaces.