Fosbury & Sons is an exciting Co-Working Space that offers 3,000 square meters of creative energy on the first floor of the WATT Tower in Antwerp. The impressive plateau is supported by concrete columns and the 6 meter high windows that overlook the nearby King Albert park. The entire building was built in 1958 by the legendary Belgian architect Léon Stynen. Local studio, Going East, founded by interior designers Anaïs Torfs & Michiel Mertens, turned the creative hub into a professional and sophisticated interior with am edge.

“We create a unique setting per project. We love a mix between old and new, by using natural materials in combination with an ‘ethnic’ touch. There is a lot of customisation we did for Fosbury & Sons in particular. The bar, for instance, is built completely out of 100% recycled bricks and fibreglass,” shares Torfs.

The interior intends to leave you with a kind of New York’s High Line-like feeling. When walking around at Fosbury & Sons, one can take different types of walks and discover something new each time. A new route, a new bit of space. Going East focused on that greatness and breathing space to avoid the typical feeling of a classic office. “Here you can pause at the bar during a ‘walk’, work next to the plants, sit in the library, lie down in the Aster seat, enjoy the view on the steps… That freedom is important,” explains Torfs.

The entrance hall of the building was designed by internationally renowned Studio Job. The rooms and walls are decorated with art in collaboration with the Antwerp-based PLUS-ONE gallery, Sofie Van De Velde and Brussels-based gallery Veerle Verbakel, who are also curating and rotating the art. In addition, there is a permanent private collection of cinematographer Serge Hannecart on display, ranging from pieces by Damien Hirst and Fabre, through to vintage furniture.


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