Type: : Facade, roof and balcony
Color: : LOF True Steel
Module : 361 pieces
Output : 87.77KW
Customized Module Size : 80-cell, 64-cell, 60-cell,         24-cell, 17-cell
Architect : SeARCH             
BIPV Panel Area : 700 m2
Location : Java Island, Amsterdam,       The Netherlands
Finished : Jun, 2018


Amsterdam’s Hotel Jakarta is the 15th hotel established by the WestCord Hotel Group. Operation commenced in June 2018 marking WestCord’s 50th anniversary. Sustainable concepts and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) principles were used to guide the processes of building design, construction, and subsequent operation and maintenance. The hotel scores 72% on the BREEAM rating scale and obtained the BREEAM Excellent certificate - the highest honor in the Netherlands thus far. The Indonesian-influenced interior design also uses an abundance of wooden structures and bamboo to create a spectacular, warm atmosphere. In addition, each hotel room is equipped with a BIPV panels attached to the balcony and the shower water is quickly heated from solar-power generated energy.

Hotel Jakarta incorporates glass-glass BIPV panels into its façade and terrace rooftop design. A subtropical garden is situated inside the hotel terrace where the ceiling is covered by glass-glass BIPV with LOF true steel color solar cells inside. The BIPV panel area is 700 m2, each with a 50% transparency to bring a sufficient amount of sunlight into the garden. This phenomenal design also reduces the consumption of electricity used for indoor lighting and heat insulation.

A total of 361 pieces of BIPV panels were installed, including 25,000 pieces of LOF true steel solar cells. The customized glass-glass BIPV has different sizes, including 17pcs, 24pcs, 60pcs, 64pcs, and 80pcs solar cells - each for specific uses. The total power output is 87.77kw. The interior of the 9-story hotel is assembled with natural elements, while the exterior is outfitted with wood, glass, and solar panels to complete the eco-friendly look. These features make this 4-star hotel a unique and sustainable piece of architecture located at the riverfront where ships once left for new world Jakarta. Recently, in 2019, the hotel won the A.A.P. (Amsterdam Architecture Prize) Gold Award.

Media report: July, 2018
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The ‘Environmental Assessment Method’ of buildings was originally developed by the British research organization named Building Research Establishment (BRE) hence, the name BREEAM. BRE has certified more than 100,000 buildings and operates in 15 different countries. Their evaluation of efficient building processes includes management, health, energy, water, materials, waste, pollution, lane use, ecology, and transport.