After more than a hundred years, Amsterdam’s bridge control buildings will soon all become redundant due to the new advanced central operating systems. This heralds a new chapter in their history. What future awaits them and how shall we cherish them as valuable relics?
In order to preserve the value of the individual buildings and that of the ensemble, Space&Matter teamed up with partners the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy and Grayfield to transform the twenty-eight bridge houses into hotel suites; a distributed hotel that spreads from the upper north, across the IJ River, to the south of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, with its famous streets and successful bars and restaurants, will improve its common hotel facilities with the introduction of bridge houses as its exclusive suites. Inside the Sweets (referring to the phonetical association with suites), its visitors will experience Amsterdam city-life from a new perspective. The views over the canals and the historical value of the bridge houses will create a memorable visit.
SWEETS hotel is a unique hospitality concept, never done before.