W Hotel
Transformation of a historic building into a five-star hotel
Address: Spuistraat 175, Amsterdam
Gross floor area: 13.650 m2
Client: Stag Europe B.V.
In collaboration with BK architecture

The design for the former Government Office for Transactions and Telephony will give this historic building a second life by transforming it into a hotel. Joseph Crouwel originally designed the building in 1925 and was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin building. The building has a robust concrete construction with a monumental brick facade. The project involves restoring the exterior of the building and replacing the façade of the inner court.  A new refined glass construction will be added that extends into a panoramic roof structure. These additions form a complementing yet contrasting intervention in the existing building.


Rijkskantoorgebouw voor Geld- en Telefoonbedrijf 1928
View from Raadhuistraat 
Transformation of the inner courts 
Site plan 
Main construction 3rd floor 
View from N.Z. voorburgwal