Concrete Hotel

Concrete Hotel

Maastricht
The industrialized landscape around ENCI’s cement works will be resuscitated by landscape development and related business and recreational functions.

Year

2016
Status
Design

About

Cement industry ENCI laid out a transformation plan for the now abandoned lime quarry in Sint Pietersberg near Maastricht. Dormio Leisure Development devised the ‘Concrete Hotel for Extended Stay’ concept for the transition zone within this plan. NEXIT designed a plan for Dormio that – also literally – bridges spatial chasms in the overwhelming industrial and ecological landscape of the ENCI site. Sint Pietersberg’s geology and its industrial exploitation form the basis and inspiration for this design. Readily available materials will be used to construct the building and be applied in sculptural imagery reminiscent of quarrying and shaping geological strata in the quarry. The hotel is designed as a four-storey terraced volume that bridges the height difference between two ‘mesas’ within the quarry. The interspatial zone between quarry face and hotel will be utilized to house support facilities and lend access to the various long- and short-stay apartments.

Specifications

Project
Hotel, horeca and auditorium
Team
Addy de Boer, Mireia Cases, Alex Marks
Client
Dormio Investments B.V., Arnhem
Images
NEXIT

Location