QO Hotel

QO Amsterdam is an award-winning, sustainable four-star plus hotel on the famous Amstel river in Amsterdam. A new dynamic living and working area will be developed at this location in the coming years.

This unique lifestyle hotel was commissioned by Amstelside who chose to work with a collaborative teams from Mulderblauw architects, Paul de Ruiter Architects and Arup. All these top names worked together on the design for QO which has been awarded the prestigious title of being one of the first LEED Platinum certified hotels in Europe.

Project: QO Hotel, Amsterdam | Boon Edam

Revolutionary Climate Control

The philosophy of the 288-room QO was born from their commitment to the world around us and catering for the hotel guest of the 21st century who demands luxury and comfort whilst still caring for our planet. Boon Edam was commissioned to install a Tourniket revolving door at the main hotel entrance because of the proven results in energy-saving and climate control at the entry.

The revolving doors contribution to the overall climate control in the lobby comes from considerably lower energy consumption for heating (65%) and cooling (90%). The Tournket has a completely glass ceiling which really enhances the feeling of space and allows additional natural light into the lobby. All the working parts and mechanisms are housed out-of-sight in the floor of the entrance. The light, airy and bright designed door ensures a constant separation of the outside and inside air – keeping the climate comfortable for the guests and sustainable for the environment.

Let the Light In

The QO hotel building consists of a compact core of logistics facilities surrounded by the accommodation areas that are specifically positioned for a maximum exposure to daylight. The hotel rooms have floor-to-ceiling high windows to ensure outstanding spatial quality and a breath-taking view. Natural ventilation using outside air is possible in every room, even on the 20th floor.

Intelligent Hotel Façade

819 Individually moveable façade panels respond to the desired room temperature and the outdoor climate. Each panel automatically closes position based on an intricate algorithm, which creates an energy balance for each individual room without using additional energy for heating, cooling or ventilation.

The system detects when a guest leaves the hotel, initiating a change in the climate-control system and façade composition. This subsequently creates a dynamic and ever-changing outward appearance of the hotel.

A Strong Collaboration

Projects like these involve many collaborators, and for this one we are working with the below in our quest to secure the space:




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The Architect:

Paul de Ruiter architects i.s.m. Mulderblauw architecten

The Client:

Amstelside B.V.


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