2019 - 2021
A two story high office with an informal bar and meeting area in the basement zone located near the water at ‘the little island’ in the center of Antwerp.
The approach was to become an exclusive, yet inviting and informal working space and to transform the initial concrete space into a warm environment. Several zones are created within an open-plan lay-out, by working with changes in materialization and translucent fabric installations. Authentic elements, just like the structural ceilings of wooden beams, are added to become an improved balance and sensation of the space.
The overall materialization consists of darker toned materials such as the walnut wood in combination with the blackened steel. Together with the travertine stone and black interior details it creates a moody toned ambiance. Custom light fixtures are especially developed for the project and the different types of usage of the spaces.