During my work at Muller van Tol, I was part of the team which designed the hotel / restaurant / club Volkshotel.
Het Volkshotel occupies the former home of Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, a 1960s concrete structure that is open, optimistic and functional. These qualities are preserved while inserting dynamic interiors for contemporary occupants. Tourists, locals, tenants, passers-by, creatives, students, flex workers, professionals and more come together to form a community and bring the complex to life. Simplicity informs the materials and detailing. Random compositions of multiply in three tones lend each bedroom a unique and crafted feel, so different from the anonymity of standard rooms. Prints silk-screened by hand directly onto the bedroom walls are a final reminder of the tradition of making that this building symbolises.
photografie by Ilco Kemmere