Raadhuishotel - Pestana Riverside Hotel

This beautiful and characteristic building, alongside the Amstel river, was originally built as town hall of the village of Amstelveen. For many years it housed the Amsterdam Municipal Archives and a diamond cutting factory. Recently it was renovated and transformed into this state of the art 5 star-hotel: the Pestana Riverside Hotel. During the renovation the main requirements were to respect the cultural and historic values and to preserve the authentic historic construction and features of the building. The lack of any accurate measurements of the spans in the historic roof construction and logistic challenges of building inside the Amsterdam city center were circumstances which challenged the problem-solving skills of Schuurmans. Nevertheless Schuurmans managed to modernize and optimize the monumental roof construction inside the hotel rooms.

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