Title :
Location :
Year :
Client :
Dakota Nottingham
Nottingham
2004
Simons Developments
Project Description :

Rio Architects developed the scheme for a 92 bed hotel at Plot 19 Sherwood Park in Nottingham. Provided for Hotel Company Dakota, the building is connected to a 46,000 sqft office for serviced office provider Innovate. The Icon Business Centre was also undertaken by Rio Architects as part of the whole development.

 

The black metal clad 6-storey hotel has been located towards the northern boundary of the site so as to avoid overshadowing the rest of the complex. Its location also accentuates the views towards the heavily wooded southern embankment.

 

The single storey element of the hotel which houses the bar, café and brasserie has been used as a device for linking the hotel to the office. The thrust of this element penetrates the office at its centre of gravity and terminates as a triple height meeting room feature on the offices eastern façade. The positioning of this feature affords views over the existing balancing pond.