piero lissoni: conservatorium hotel, amsterdam piero lissoni: conservatorium hotel, amsterdam
may 29, 2012

piero lissoni: conservatorium hotel, amsterdam

piero lissoni: conservatorium hotel, amsterdam image © amit geron




designed by milan-based interior architect piero lissoni, the ‘conservatorium hotel‘ has recently opens its doors to guests in the historic museum district of amsterdam, the netherlands. adjoined to the 19th century sweelinck music conservatorium by dutch architect daniel knuttel, the venue includes 129 luxury guest rooms, meeting spaces, well-being spa and restaurants and bars of diverse atmospheres. a full-height glazed atrium meets the original masonry exterior, while a corten steel stair and multiple catwalks accentuate their meeting points through arched windows and portals within the brick façade.

contemporary lobby is abutted to the existing sweelinck music conservatorium images © amit geron




within the existing building, eight levels of suites are configured with a duplex layout, ranging in size from 30 to 170 square meters. leading to the lofted bedrooms, open-riser steel stairs and railings formed from glass panes continue the clean lines found within the entry lobby. throughout the interior, vintage and cultural elements are found amidst modern amenities.

steel stair merging the new lobby with the existing structure images © amit geron




representing the four elements of life, water, earth, wind and fire, the akasha well-being spa offers visitors a holistic lifestyle during their transient stay. the space offers a journey during the individual’s experience of balance and transformation.

upward view within the lobby image © amit geron


‘brasserie’ within the lobby image © amit geron


‘brasserie’ within the lobby image © amit geron


‘brasserie’ within the lobby image © amit geron

meeting room image © amit geron


‘tunes bar’ image © amit geron


‘tunes bar’ image © amit geron


bar wall of illuminated bottles image © amit geron


dining area within ‘tunes bar’ image © amit geron


akasha well-being spa image © amit geron


akasha well-being spa image © amit geron


akasha well-being spa image © amit geron


akasha well-being spa image © amit geron


akasha well-being spa image © amit geron


lower level dining + living space within suite image © amit geron


(left) stairs to bedroom (right) lower level living within double-storey space images © amit geron


lofted bedroom suite image © amit geron


lofted bedroom suite image © amit geron


bathroom image © amit geron



project info:

interior architect: piero lissonimanagement company: the set hotelschairman: alfred akirovmanaging director: georgi akirovchief executive officer: massimo iannigeneral manager: roy tomassendirector of sales & marketing: hannan zanzuriexecutive chef: schilo van coevordenrate: from 395 EUR, room only, excluding tax

  • some absolutely splendid detailing

    dbkii says:
  • well-understood-minimalism

    arista says:
  • good point: well understood minimalism

    kml says:
  • Great work! Great materials, light (colors) and shapes!

    Dieter R. says:
  • Beautiful architectural contextual solution. The interiors colour and material choices are superb, especially with the varied lighting effects.

    sultony says:
  • Geachte Heer Lissoni, ik wil graag weten of er een poster of professionele foto bestaat van de lamp met violen in het entree van het Conservatorium Hotel aan de Van Baerlestraat.. Zo ja, dan zou ik daarvan graag een exemplaar ontvangen. Ik heb zelf een paar foto’s gemaakt, waarvan ik een poster wil maken, maar dat haalt het natuurlijk niet bij een professionele prent. Ik wil die poster nl. graag cadeau doen aan een vriendin die zelf viool speelt en vioolles geeft.
    Bij voorbaat dank.
    M.W. Lobel

    M.W. Lobel says:

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