The Grote Markt is getting more and more scenic
The Grote Markt in Groningen has a completely different look now since the opening of the Market Hotel in the evening. The facade of the hotel is adorned by several hundred meters of dimmable LED lighting. As reported by the GIC.
The ultramodern hotel was designed by the German architect Thomas Müller, who also designed the facade lighting. However, it was the city-Groningen firm Matthijssen-Ten Have that got the job of attaching the meter-long LED lines to the facade.
According to owner Ralph Matthijssen, the project involves a total of 420 meters of LED lighting. The lighting is dimmable, and at the request of the municipality, the lamps have been dimmed by about 10 percent.
Matthijssen calls the result “a real eye-catcher”. “We are then inundated with positive reactions,” he says. “The lighting in such a special building and in such a prominent place is of course also striking.”
Incidentally, a large part of the lighting on the Grote Markt was supplied by the Groningen lighting company. As an example, Matthijssen points to the meter-sized logo of Hooghoudt, on top of the Vindicat building, and the neon light texts on the buildings of De Doelen, De Drie Gezusters and the Groote Griet, among others.
The Market Hotel is a hotel of the West Cord Group. The Market Hotel occupies six floors, with a large roof terrace on the top floor that can accommodate about two hundred guests. The hotel will have 120 rooms, some of which have a French balcony.