nhow Berlin: How a Music and Lifestyle Hotel Should Look



Situated in one of the most lively and creative areas in Berlin, nhow Berlin is the lastest addition to the East Harbour on the banks of the River Spree. With 304 rooms, 450 sq meters of terrace space featuring a bar and restaurant, high-tech conference and meeting rooms and the highlight; a 24 hour music sound floor with two top of the range sound studios. Here we have a look at a great example of evolving modern hotel design.



The first of its kind in Europe, nhow Berlin has been designed by architect Sergej Tchoban and interior designer arm Rashid. Externally, the building presents clean lines and a stainless steel facade with a 36 metre section suspended over the water. This extruded feature, reminiscent of a crane stands to represent the industrial heritage of the site in previous decades.


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Internally, we see a majestic flow of curves mixed with clever LED and lighting effects. Essentially, Rashid shows how an interior of a hotel can be as adventurous and creative, turning classic hotel design into something akin to a work of art. The designer has managed to keep the tone of the interiors at a high level to match the unique style of the hotel. Attracting music, fashion and creative people from around the world, the hotel provides an experience where guests are transported into another dimension.

Bright vibrant colour tones contrast against white and grey ceiling and wall colours. With the use of sculptural seating, large ergonomic sofas, recycled printed laminate flooring and an optimisation of natural light, along with a host of design features within the rooms, conference and meeting rooms and terrace, the spaces maintain high functionality.

And with Guitars supplied on demand, you don’t have to worry about leaving your beloved instrument at home.


(Photo Credit: Matthias Hamrén)