The Unbound Amsterdam

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Landscape Design
  • Company/Firm
    Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners
  • Lead Designer
    Marnix Vink a.o.
  • Architect
    Studio Appelo, Dorens Architects
  • Interior Designer
    Studio Pistache
  • Hospitality
    The Unbound Amsterdam
  • Construction Company
    Flora Nova, Prefabline, Cineset, Idea Ontwerp
  • Photo Credit
    Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, James Symmonds, Michel Claus
  • Location
  • Project Date
  • Developer
    Steengoed B.V.

The Unbound is an adventurous city escape at the edge of Amsterdam. A natural wilderness, programmed with wellness facilities, giving room to luxurious lodges and an exclusive hotel. A space that allows you to unwind and reload. Connect with nature in close proximity to the city.

Felixx transformed the existing undeveloped cultural landscape into a lush natural environment by diversifying the topography: a pond, wetlands and hills. This generated conditions for diverse types of vegetation, organically structuring the area in different rooms. Space was left for nature to take its course: hills are overgrown with wildflowers, between the cabins a lush plant growth develops. The (re)introduction of a wide variety of native plants and trees strengthens the biodiversity of the area and attracts wildlife, birds and insects.

A large tree marks the entrance leading to the hotel, located next to a small lake. Sauna and canoeing facilities are located in the water, separated by a bridge that connects the hotel to the lodge forest. Here, several small cottages are centered around a community building and offer optimal privacy on the individual terraces.

Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners is a Rotterdam-based office for proactive landscape architecture founded in 2014. Felixx believes a better world requires a better organization of our environment. We specialize in addressing urgent global challenges with locally embedded design solutions. Our work has a broad international scope and our projects range from spatial research, landscape transformation strategies and masterplans, to public space and product design.