Pillows Grand Boutique Lodge Maurits on the Park / Workplace Winhov
Textual content description offered by the architects. As a part of town’s extending and reworking of Oosterpark, the previous college dissection laboratory was given a brand new function as a 5-star lodge that’s additionally welcoming for locals. The general complexity of this challenge – combining adaptive reuse, a brand new wing extension, and strengthening the connection with the encompassing park – is a mirrored image of Workplace Winhov’s total strategy and ambitions. It was about bringing the outdated and new along with a balanced new program, a cautious integration of the extension, and refined use of supplies. The result’s a design transformation that respects the constructing’s pre-existing strengths whereas introducing harmonious new parts.
Designed by architect Jan Bernard Springer and in-built 1908, the build- ing’s huge brick exterior has a proper facade on the streetside and three wings going through the park. All through the design course of, the park remained the principle muse: it now actually goes all the best way to the constructing.
Every wing has its personal relationship to the park – such because the brasserie positioned within the new wing, or the hen’s eye view provided from the museum- hall-turned-restaurant. In some ways, this challenge was about turning a closed monumental constructing into an accessible constructing within the park.
Highlights of the prevailing inside are the partitions of glazed brick within the corridors and the big house and truss constructions of the previous museum corridor. These parts have remained seen and nonetheless decide a lot of the general ambiance. Workplace Winhov labored carefully with the consumer Amerborgh, the operator IHMG and inside architects Studio Linse to create becoming, mushy, and welcoming interiors – so the constructing can higher fulfill its new function as a hospitable lodge open sufficient to welcome most of the people, whereas not compromising on its authentic particular qualities.