For the very first CityHub location, in an old garage/warehouse on the Bellamystraat in Amsterdam-West, Mulderblauw worked on the spatial configuration of the concept.
welcome to the future
CityHub is a hotel concept with futuristic sleeping units, a digital lobby and an app thats helps travelers get around the city. Founders Sem Schuurkes and Pieter van Tilburg wanted the traditional hotel experience to be a better match for todays’ spirit and the technical possibilities we have now.
CityHub is such an innovative hotel concept, that it was a challenge to define the hubs within the applicable building regulations. In consultation with the municipality and the local fire department we translated the spatial policy into a definition that works with the concept.
The deepened garage is translated into one big space for the Hubs, with 50 units, which account for 100 places to sleep. The hall has been equipped with a new glass lighting row over the complete roof ridge, which makes the space feel light and spacious despite the amount of hubs. Every hub is equipped with a comfy double bed, WiFi and mood lighting and music that can be personalized in the CityHub app.
break up & hangout
On the side of the Ten Katestraat the outlet of the hall is equipped with storage, installations, toilets and showers. At the side of the Bellamystraat two buildings have been merged into one hangout space. Here the ground floor facade is renewed with two steel glass frames behind which there is a space for self check-in. In the CityHub Hangout guests can turn to staff for insider tips and share experiences with other members of the CityHub community.
75 m² sanitary
100 m² hangout
In cooperation with
Completed in 2015