You do not need to go in to the Kameha hotel in Bonn, Germany, to know that you have arrived somewhere special. Set in a curve of the Rhine in the suburb of Oberkassel, it looks across the river to some of the main elements of the city, or in the other direction to the Siebengebirge mountains. It is a low-lying building, rising only to a maximum of six floors, which makes the most of its position. Luxurious rooms enjoy magnificent views, and the entire hotel is centred on a gigantic transparent hall, that pays tribute to the great glasshouses of the 19th Century, but using 21st Century technology.
Images courtesy of Tomas Riehle, Köln (Germany)
Architect Architekturbüro Karl-Heinz Schommer Bonn Location Bonn - Germany Company involved Alcoa Website http://www.alcoa.com
Eel Pie island
The Eel Pie Island Hotel was a major jazz and blues venue in the 1960s, hosting performances from a wide variety of artists, including up-and-coming bands The Rolling Stones, The Who and Pink Floyd.
Architect Henry Harrison Location London - UK Company involved SSAB Website http://www.ssab.com
Barco, a global provider of audiovisual solutions, has just opened its new headquarters in Kortrijk (Belgium) which will bring the company’s 1,250 Belgian employees into one location. At the centre of the 230,000 square metre site is ‘The Circle’, a landmark new building which provides a direct link between head office staff, R&D, production, and Barco’s international customer base.
Architect Jaspers-Eyers Architects Location Kortrijk - Belgium Company involved Alucoil Website www.alucoil.com/europe