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The architects introduced dome-shaped roofs to bring plenty of natural light into the space. Thin light-filled slits emphasise the shape of the wells as they extend upwards. The floors below these natural spotlights are treated with beige resin, which changes into a deep orange towards the room’s borders and corners. The intention of the rough gradient is to increase the day light effect.
On the impressive first floor Fosbury & Sons founders Stijn Geeraets and Maarten Van Gool have launched a new and high-quality way of working, ‘the renaissance of work’, focussing on the needs of today’s generation. Fosbury & Sons is an inspiring and professional workplace where entrepreneurs, digital nomads and larger companies come together and benefit from all kinds of additional services.
Noting that white, with its clinical connotations, was the usual choice for pharmacies, the design team chose colours that were warm and homely, but also related to good health. The space has birch-topped plywood cabinetry with rose pink and brass details, and an illuminated green cross by Eindhoven studio V3RS sits in one corner.
“This outer area is converted into a glass atrium protecting from the urban dust,” said Samyn and Partners. “It covers the principal entrance as well as a new lantern-shaped volume incorporating the conference rooms.” The transparent walls that wrap around the new northeast corner of the building comprise a patchwork of 3,750 recycled wooden window frames procured from renovation or demolition sites across Europe.
The organization of the fair asked A&B Project to design a space for hall 6 where visitors are welcomed at Brussels by Night and can enjoy a drink in an atmospheric and cozy place. Inspired by architectural elements, the bar and reception area are constructed with angled wooden slats, creating different shapes of surfaces, yet form an open and dynamic whole. Some surfaces are closed with semi-transparent canvas, creating privacy for the visitors.