The Fletcher Hotel is a distinctive cylinder shaped building adorned with a ball printed exterior. You can hardly fail to notice this building with a diameter of 24 meters and a height of almost 60 meters. It is located along the A2 motorway, opposite the ‘Foodstrip’. The Fletcher Hotel has already become a landmark to people driving into Amsterdam via the A2 motorway.
The hotel has a total surface of about 7000 m2. It has 120 hotel rooms, a restaurant, a separate breakfast room and a big basement (app. 1500 m2). This basement is joined up to the parking lot which is built into a heightened green landscape. The roof of the parking lot is covered with grass.
In order to reduce the total weight and to achieve an optimum detailed design, the partitions that separate the rooms have been fit with light structural steel trusses constructions. These have been placed in the radiuses of the building and are supporting the floor and the façade below. This is why there are no further columns needed at ground level below the façade. It is essential for a hotel to maintain the area flexibility.
From the restaurant on the top floor you have a truly magnificent view; also in the evening after sunset.
Location Amsterdam, along the A2 motorway
Client M. Caransa bv
Architect Benthem Crouwel Architecten bv
Engineering Consultancy – Installation
Wichers & Dreef bv
Engineering Consultancy – Civil engineers
Mobius Consult bv
Contractor Strukton bv
Surface Area App. 10,000 m2 (including parking space)
Project start 2007
Construction start Spring 2010
Realisation Around 2011
Function Van Rossum Main Structural Engineer