W Hotel Bank
Transformation of a national monument into a five-star hotel and creative incubator
Address: Spuistraat 172, Amsterdam
Gross floor area: 8.200m2
Client: Europe Hotels | Private Collection
Architecture and renovation: Office Winhov
Restoration: Hoek architectuur & restauratie
Interior design: Baranowitz + Kronenberg
Sustainability label: BREEAM very good
Photographer: Stefan Müller
Prizes: Geurt Brinkgreve Bokaal 2016

The restoration and transformation for the former Kas Bank building will rejuvenate this national monument converting it into a five-star W hotel. The building, originally designed by F.W.M. Poggenbeek in 1908 was expended in phases until 1932. The building follows the classical typology of bank buildings with vaults on the ground floor and basement, a monumental bank hall on the first floor and offices above. The building is one of the first concrete constructions in the Netherlands and is finished with a sandstone facade. The new design respects the building monumental character, enhances it and transforms it into a public building. The ‘Bank’ building will house a spa, a destination bar and luxurious restaurant. Along the Spuistraat it includes a ‘creative incubator’ for Dutch talent to showcase their fashion, art and design work. The upper floors house 66 guestrooms and suites as extension of the W hotel opposite located in the former Government Office for Transactions and Telephony.

Restaurant The Duchess in the monumental hall
View over the hall from the second floor 
The bank hall, 1932 
Aerial view before the extension, 1927 
View from the Spuistraat 
View from the Singel 
The glass bridge in the atrium 
Entrance Xbank 
Entrance to the SPA via the vaults 
The historical vault from 1908 
Former use of the vaults 
Long section 
Corridor on the second floor 
View towards the glass corridor on the third floor 
Detail main staircase 
Hotel room 
View from Spuistraat