Partly due to contributions made by Van Rossum, Motel One is the first stand-alone hotel in the Netherlands to be distinguished with a BREEAM (4 star) excellent design certificate.
The building envelope is situated at a prestigious location close to the RAI congress centre. The design team was asked to realise a building within a tight budget, with its own identity but fitting nicely in the surroundings architecture. So the BREEAM distinction is greatly appreciated!
The main supporting structure is a sophisticated concrete skeleton with a number of cantilever walls. This enables the design of the parking places in the single-story underground parking basement and of the hotel rooms on top of that, as envisaged by the parties involved in the design. Between these levels there is a commercial plinth.
The design of the cube form would not have been complete without the large windows. These large windows are however sensitive to deflection of the supporting structure. And the deflection of the concrete floors was more critical than normal. By making the right use of the adjustment space in the frames we were able to drastically limited the materials used. So there is less reinforcement needed than if you were to resolve this within the floor only.
Client Cradle Of Development – COD
Architect ZZDP Architects
Contractor Pleijsier Bouw
Installation advice Deerns
Start of construction January 2014
Completion Mid 2015
Surface 11,200 m2 hotel (315 rooms) 1,100 m2 commercial space single-story underground parking basement with 51 spaces
Function Budget design hotel
Role of Van Rossum Main structural engineer