October 17, 2016

nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel achieves BREEAM-NL 'Excellent' certification

The Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) has announced that developers COD and Being Development have achieved BREEAM-NL ‘Excellent’ certification for the 650-room nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel.

The certificate will be presented during the ceremony marking the official start of construction on 26 October. With a score of more than 80%, COD and Being have easily met the minimum requirements of 70% required for the ‘Excellent’ certification.

BREEAM stands for the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. The Dutch Green Building Council made this sustainability guideline suitable for the market in the Netherlands together with a range of industry parties.

The iconic building, designed by OMA (the firm of Rem Koolhaas), has been let for twenty-five years to the NH Hotel Group. NH will be using the building for its innovative nhow concept. The hotel will feature 650 rooms, a premium restaurant/bar on the top floor, a television studio, a parking garage with 200 spaces, a retail/hospitality unit on the ground floor and a wellness centre on the tenth floor. The car park, wellness area and retail/hospitality function will be rented out independently.

The exceptionally sustainable building has been developed by COD in partnership with Being Development and will be built by Pleijsier Bouw. Delivery is planned for mid-2019.