NHOW HOTEL ROTTERDAM
The OMA designed Nhow hotel opened its doors on January 10, 2014. Nhow Rotterdam is the third nhow hotel to open after Berlin and Milan and has a focus on art and architecture.
The hotel aims to function as a platform for artists, designers and new talent. Artworks which are displayed in the hotel are continually renewed to allow for different atmospheres at each visit.
The hotel resides in the “De Rotterdam” mixed-use building, designed by OMA and completed in November 2013.
Next to the interiors of the hotel rooms, OMA also designed the bar/kitchen, congress centre, hotel lobby and espresso bar.
The hotel is located in the old harbour district of Wilhelminapier, next to Erasmus Bridge. Wilhelminapier is known as the home of the Holland America Line, whose ships brought thousands of European emigrants to the US in decades past and is now a cruise company.
Key features of the interior design are the materialization in concrete and steel with elements of gold; stage devices such as theatre spots and video projectors; LED neon lighting and signage; the restaurant bar, back-lit and made with acrylic; and the crafted brass reception desk in the entrance lobby.
Photo credits: Oma - Office for Metropolitan Architecture