The Bridgehotel is a new type of hotel that attracts visitors from Amsterdam, the rest of the Netherlands and abroad. The hotel is more than just a place to stay overnight; it is an urban feature that offers public functions as well as overnight accommodations. The hotel concept consists of a bridge that spans the IJ River, linking the Java and KNSM islands to the north of Amsterdam. As an integral part of the public realm, the hotel engages with the city and the water so characteristic of Amsterdam. This connecting bridge automatically generates a flow of local people passing by the hotel that accommodates tourists. Both groups meet in and on the bridge, where the public functions form an outer shell around the hotel rooms. The hotel will enhance the branding of the city of Amsterdam!
status: design concept