Friday 26/10, 10:30

“Hotel Aitana, Room Mate (Amsterdam). A new concept of hotel”, a case study by Tomás Alía.

Aitana’s design is based on a glass façade built on an artificial island on the IJ, next to the new Palace of Justice, the Central Station and very close to Dam Square, the historical centre of the city. It creates another way of living, providing different experiences through its design that goes far beyond accommodation. You can access its marina, which boasts 60 moorings for pleasure boats, from which you can enter the hotel and check in, or enjoy the numerous possibilities that the hotel has to offer, such as dine in its restaurant, have a drink in one of its various lounges or relax in one of its different types of room, each with a unique design inspired by culture, architecture, craftsmanship, society, subcultures of the city of canals and Holland in general.

Tomás Alía was born in Toledo on 7th March 1964. Considered as “architect of light”, he currently lives in Madrid and is the founder and design manager of Tomás Alía Studio, where he leads a large multidisciplinary team which specialises in architecture, urban planning, landscapes, industrial design and graphic design. Tomás Alía’s philosophy and success are based on a modern and functional approximation to objects, creating a continuous flow of ideas that provides each project with a unique identity, while also resolving the problems that arise of the course of the process and looks after every detail. A careful understanding of each client, along with a close collaboration with them, are also very important in ensuring that his projects achieve the best results.

This will be followed by a discussion panel