Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent
Striking and transparent
The hotel is situated at a striking location in Lent, at the fork heading towards Waalburg and De Oversteek to Nijmegen.
The new building has two main volumes. A plinth building with a car park, entrance, foyer, restaurant and meeting room centre, and a tower with rooms and a wellness centre.
The plinth structure follows the contour of the plot and points towards the new station plaza, which is yet to be built. This part of the building utilises strong building materials. The roof of this volume acts as a raised ground level. The park-like layout provides a place to relax within the hectic city. Like a sleek, polished diamond, the tower forms an interesting contrast with the structure below. The recessed reveals will be finished in different colours alternating on the top and bottom floors. A variation in openness will be created, which will change depending on your vantage point.
Altogether, an ensemble will be created that suits the surroundings, creates space and plays with transparency.
Hotel, restaurant, bar and conference center
17.456 m² GFA
2011 – 2016
West End Vastgoed BV
Koen Arts, René Geerling, Joost de Jong, Tim Loeters, Tom Vlemingh
ABT, Peutz, Linthorst Installatietechniek
Nijmegen Green Capital Award 2018