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Efficient and convenient hotel architecture TEXT: JANINE STERENBORG | PHOTOS: PBV ARCHITECTS
If you are going to build or rebuild a hotel, you are probably wondering how to take the utmost out of the square metres you have and how to save some money in the long run. PBV architects knows how hotels work and designs efficient and convenient buildings that fit their surroundings perfectly. PBV architects is run by three partners and has twenty years of experience in architecture. Throughout the years, developing hotels has grown to be their specialism. “We work with hotels like Hilton, Van der Valk and Hyatt”, explains architect Wolbrand van der Vis. The key element is to focus on the needs of the user. “This can be either spending a sizzling weekend in The Hague, for which the five star Hilton hotel in the embassy quarter is perfect, or meeting and a good night’s sleep in the Hilton Garden Inn in Leiden.” Another key aspect of designing a hotel, is the way a building fits the surroundings. Wolbrand: “Hilton Garden Inn for example is situated next to Corpus, which we designed as well. It is a gigantic structure shaped like a person, in which you can
go on a journey through the human body to discover all aspects of our insides. The Garden Inn on the other hand is very sleek, so the focus is kept on Corpus b ecause a combination with a more complicated building would make the environment look too overwhelming.” De Echoput in the forest near Apeldoorn is totally different: the natural colours and the more complicated design fit perfectly in the arboreal area. Hyatt Place near Schiphol too, is totally different: it is sleek, but at the same time complicated, which fits perfectly in its industrial backdrop. When designing a hotel, PBV architects will help you maximise the results. The partners make sure your hotel fits in its surroundings perfectly, plus they know exactly how to optimise the use of all your square metres. Wolbrand concluded, “With our knowledge and experience, we know how to get the most efficient and convenient results. You don’t have to invent the wheel yourself!” www.pbv.nl
All buildings fit perfectly into their surroundings.
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