The central position on the square next to Amsterdam Central Station determined the deisgn for this complex that consists of an office building and a hotel. The office tower has rounded corners on all sides, which gives it a fluid, all-round presence on this central location, with unrestricted views of the city from every angle.
A layered composition of balconies, sunbreaks and clear glass render this building transparent. Its main structure is a combination of steel and concrete, with facades of silver-grey aluminium panels and steel parts that always reflect the colour of the sky. The lower volume, which houses a hotel, has an undulated façade with a pattern of square windows – bathroom window in the indentations, hotel room windows in the protrusions. The wavy façade and the use of glass bricks creates a glittering effect, that is activated both by sunlight and artificial lighting after dark, echoing the water of the IJ right next to the building.