Waldorf Astoria, AmsterdamHistorical / Hotels
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a collection of six very fine historical buildings dating from 17th and 18th Century in the most wonderful part of Amsterdam. DvM b.v., the owners of the property, orchestrated a most sensitive refurbishment. GA Design International produced the interiors of this very special property. Amsterdam elegance and understated quality resonates throughout the project. The lighting design echoes this simplicity visually but uses the latest technology to achieve appropriately scaled architectural luminaires and energy saving sources where appropriate. The historic building fabric starts in the Entrance Lobby, where features have been discreetly highlighted to expose their beauty. The adjacent Grand Staircase provides an incredible vertical connection to the Upper Levels, and again lighting has been discretely integrated to expose the depth of the decorative surfaces that surround the space.
Throughout the project respect for the historic fabric has been sensitively merged with contemporary elements, and again the lighting emphasises this approach. To save energy and create the appropriate atmosphere at varying times of the day and night, all the lighting is linked to a computer controlled scene set system that provides simple, instinctive, one touch actions to create a different mood, whilst public areas change automatically by time clock.
We are very proud to have been part of a large team working with an excellent owner DvM b.v. and Hilton, together with the rest of the professional group that delivered this project.