2019 shortlists

SWEETS hotel
by Space&Matter

Local architecture and design studio Space&Matter has transformed 28 separate bridge houses into individual hotel suites across Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The tiny buildings, some with a floor size as small as 12m2, were not originally designed to accommodate people but to provide a working space for Amsterdam's bridge keepers.

Combining modern initiatives with industrial heritage, these once redundant houses now form a city-wide hotel of individual, fully equipped rooms with amalgams of vintage and contemporary furnishings. The tiny, two-person rooms feature built-in shelving and integrated en-suite bathrooms as well as warm colour palettes, copious wraparound windows and laminate wood flooring.


Designer: Space&Matter
Project: SWEETS hotel
Shortlisted for: Hotel and short stay interior

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