Dutch architect OMA has built the 24-storey Nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel in Amsterdam, which is made from three triangular volumes stacked on top of each other.

OMA has completed the tower, which is now being fitted out as a hotel for the NH Hotel Group, which owns the Nhow brand. When it opens it will have 650 rooms and be the largest hotel in Benelux – the grouping of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

荷蘭建築師OMA在阿姆斯特丹建造了24層高的Nhow Amsterdam RAI酒店,該酒店由三個相互疊置的三角形體積構成。

OMA已完成大廈,現在正在為擁有Nhow品牌的NH酒店集團作為酒店裝修。 它將開放650間客房,並成為比荷盧三國最大的酒店-比利時,荷蘭和盧森堡的組合。

The distinctive-shaped building is intended to be both interesting and fun, as well as allowing guests and locals to enjoy the virtues of modern architecture.

“I think it is important we learn to enjoy modernity again,” said Reinier de Graaf, partner at OMA.

“Given how much progressive values – and consequently modern architecture too – are under attack these days, I don’t think we can stress enough the virtues of either,” he told.


OMA合夥人Reinier de Graaf表示:“我認為再次學會享受現代性很重要。


The hotel is located alongside the RAI convention centre and its distinctive form is a reference to an advertisement column, which was once the tallest structure in the local area.

“When this complex was built, in 1961, this column was the tallest structure in the area, but has since been surpassed by a multitude of much taller office buildings erected nearby,” said De Graaf.

“Derived from this column, the hotel can be read both as an extension of the RAI complex itself and as part of the new context, giving the RAI a new presence in a dramatically changed cityscape.”




The three triangular volumes will contain hotels rooms, with 24 to 36 rooms placed in each floor, allowing views over the cityscape.


“The building form functions perfectly for a hotel, orienting its rooms to the three main views: to Amsterdam’s old city centre to the north, the airport to the southwest and to Amsterdam’s modern extensions in the southeast,” explained De Graaf.

De Graaf解釋說:“建築形式對於一家酒店來說功能完美,將房間的朝向主要是三個方向:向北的阿姆斯特丹舊城區,向西南的機場以及向東南的阿姆斯特丹現代延伸。”

The triangles sit on a two-storey circular podium, which will contain shops on the ground floor and the hotel’s lounge and bar on the first floor.

At the top of the building will be three storeys of meeting spaces and conference rooms alongside a broadcasting studio, where a daily television show will be broadcast.



OMA is a Dutch architecture studio founded in 1975 by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

The studio is currently designing a residential tower in Kuwait City, a department store in Vienna, a waterfront conference centre in Shenzhen and an extension to the New Museum in New York.

OMA是由荷蘭建築師Rem Koolhaas於1975年成立的荷蘭建築工作室。


Project credits:

Client: COD (Cradle of Development), Being Development
Architect: OMA
Partner-in-charge: Reinier de Graaf, Rem Koolhaas
Associate in charge: Michel van de Kar
Contractor: Pleijsierbouw
Structure: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
MEP & vertical circulation: Techniplan Adviseurs BV
BREEAM consultant: Techniplan Adviseurs BV
Fire consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV
Acoustic consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV
BIM coordinator: Van den Berg Groep


主管合夥人:Reinier de Graaf,Rem Koolhaas
負責人:Michel van de Kar
結構:Van Rossum Raadgevende工程師
MEP和垂直流通:Techniplan Adviseurs BV
消防顧問:Royal HaskoningDHV
聲學顧問:Royal HaskoningDHV
BIM協調員:Van den Berg Groep



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