A lobby for Van Gogh

The high acoustic and aesthetic performance of Rockfon for the re-design of the communal spaces of the Meininger Hotel Amsterdam City West, to ‘absorb’ the Post-Impressionist brushstrokes of the artist

Hotel Meininger Amsterdam City West
Hotel Meininger Amsterdam City West

The lobby has become the highlight of the Hotel Meininger Amsterdam City West after its renovation by the Berlin architect Christian Sandor Tschersich van Lava. Like all the chain’s hotels, it makes a fabulous impression and reflects defining aspects of the local culture in the design of the interiors.

Hotel Meininger Amsterdam City West

Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but great attention was given to the sensory experience of visitors with noise control and resulting acoustic comfort. Style and comfort always go hand in hand for Rockfon, which was to create a painting-like ceiling through the use of Rockfon Contour Rockwool Baffles®: a high-performance acoustic solution that can create a layout inspired by Van Gogh‘s post-impressionist paintings.

Hotel Meininger Amsterdam City West

In the lobby’s three different hotspots — reception area, stairwell with elevators, and bar — guests are visually guided by the ceiling height gradually lowering moving towards their destination, with Baffles Rockfon Contour® positioned taking into account the direction of movement.

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