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Discover Benelux |  Architecture |  PBV Architects

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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