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Brutalist Brussels landmark becomes coworking space Fosbury & Sons

Coworking provider Fosbury & Sons took over a Brussels building with some serious architectural credentials for its latest outpost.

Located, appropriately enough, in what was once the headquarters of a cement company, Boitsfort is dominated by concrete inside and out. The brutalist building was designed by Constantin Brodzki in 1970, and was described by the architect as ‘the most modern building in Belgium’.

Brutalist Brussels landmark becomes coworking space Fosbury & Sons
Photography: Jeroen Verrecht

Brodzki used over 700 prefab modules to create its distinctive exterior, which is covered in huge oblong windows.

Local design studio Going East was tapped to overhaul the Brussels coworking space’s seven floors.

Brutalist Brussels landmark becomes coworking space Fosbury & Sons
Photography: Jeroen Verrecht

Rattan and wooden furniture, and flashes of greenery soften the exposed concrete walls and beams that frame open-plan workspaces inside the coworking space, as well as private offices. An upstairs bar offers a place for workers to unwind at the end of the day, and gaze out across the nearby Sonian Forest.

Mechelsesteenweg 271, Bus 1.1, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

Brutalist Brussels landmark becomes coworking space Fosbury & Sons
Photography: Jeroen Verrecht
Brutalist Brussels landmark becomes coworking space Fosbury & Sons
Photography: Jeroen Verrecht
Brutalist Brussels landmark becomes coworking space Fosbury & Sons
Photography: Jeroen Verrecht

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Emma is a contributing editor at The Spaces. She also writes for Grafik, Dezeen and Creative Review

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