The crane overlooking the I River in Amsterdam has turned into an apartment hotel, the only room of which is assembled from three shipping containers. Manufactured back in 1957, the Figee 2868 crane had not been in operation for almost 40 years and was waiting for its "finest hour", left on the territory of the former port as a reminder of the industrial past of the area.
The renovation was commissioned by Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments and designed by designer Edward van Vliet. The total area of the duplex apartment is 40 m² and is distributed among three containers. Despite its compact size and efficient organization of space, it was possible to accommodate two bedrooms, a full kitchen and a bathroom. The interior uses steel beams, wide wooden planks and other details typical of industrial aesthetics. Guests of the apartments can enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings.
Today, the former port area is a thriving creative hub with popular galleries, restaurants and boutiques. Therefore, the unusual hotel fits perfectly into the existing environment, while maintaining a reference to the history of this place.