Built by Wiel Arets Architects, Hotel Zenden is a minimalist’s ideal place to rest his head. Located near the river Maas in Maastricht, Netherlands, the hotel is comprised of nine rooms, a pool, a lounge, and a patio. The concept of the project was to make cohesive, the Hotel and Sport School Zenden, which was formally a mis-matched set of rooms and athletic spaces.
Arets seems to have executed this plan with precision; the ground floor was opened up completely to allow for one continuous space. The tremendous use of white space encourages each unit of the hotel to flow from one to the other, while cloaking its inhabitants in the most comforting of feeling.