International Teaching Hotel

An historic 13th century castle in The Netherlands has reopened as a unique 26-bedroom hotel, designed by some of Holland’s leading interior designers*, and managed almost entirely by students from the Hotel Management School, Maastricht, part of Zuyd University.   The Chateau Bethlehem, situated just outside the historic town in the southeast of the country, offers an innovative perspective of how the hospitality industry can integrate academic and practical management training to cater Read more [...]
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H House

Wiel Arets Architects designed the house for a couple located in a leafy area of Maastricht. Project description: The clients are a dances and an actor, as well as landscape architects. Behind the site is a garden, which is occasionally opened to the public. The interior is primarily a single loft like space with a central mezzanine. Two smaller independent volumes – entrance and bathroom – are adjacent to this main volume. The position and shape of the house are defined by the terraces, Read more [...]
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Zenden Hotel and Swimclub

Wiel Arets Architects designed the interior of the Zenden Hotel and Swimclub located in Maastricht, Netherlands. Here is the project description: The Zenden Hotel and Swimclub is located within three monumental town houses near the river Maas in Maastricht, the Netherlands. During the renovation, the scattered program was re-crystallized into an iconographical and integrated whole. Newly created openings in the hotel’s walls allow for views between all areas of the new program, as Read more [...]
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A Bookstore in a Dominican Church by Merkx + Girod

Dutch architects Merkx + Girod designed this incredible bookstore inside a former Dominican Church in Maastricht, Netherlands. Merkx + Girod created this contemporary bookshop in a former Dominican Church, preserving the unique landmark setting. The church has been restored to its former glory and the utilities equipment has been housed in the extended cellar. In order to preserve the character of the church while achieving the desired commercial square footage, the architects erected a Read more [...]
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