Fosbury & Sons Coworking Offices – Amsterdam

A former hospital was converted into The Netherlands' first location of Fosbury & Sons, a stylish and bespoke workplace with artistic flair for those seeking coworking amenities in Amsterdam.

  • Client Fosbury & Sons,
  • size 64,583 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Amsterdam, Netherlands,
  • Industry Coworking,
  • Going East transformed an old hospital into the Fosbury & Sons coworking offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Fosbury & Sons has moved into the former Prinsengrachtziekenhuis (Prinsengracht Hospital) in Amsterdam. The final redevelopment phase has been completed — the building, listed as a national monument, has been entirely transformed into stylishly appointed offices and work places, inspiring meeting rooms, event spaces, and a restaurant where entrepreneurs and companies can meet and mingle.

    Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht, the first international location of the eponymous Belgian co-working concept, occupies 6,000 sqm. (64,583 sq.ft.) of an imposing monumental building. The iconic premises offer room for more than 250 companies and entrepreneurs. The founders of companies such as Blendle, Van Moof, TicketSwap, Ace & Tate, Top Notch, Tony Chocolonely, The Media Nanny and Temper are among the first members of Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht.

    The interior design of Fosbury & Sons Prinsengracht has been created by design duo Going East. The aim to restore the structure’s former glory and grandeur has been used as a starting point.

    Beside design, art plays a pivotal role in the interior design. In collaboration with Grimm Gallery and The Ravestijn Gallery the communal spaces are adorned by modern art and photo works. On display are eye-catching sculptures by American artist Nick van Woert, all curated by Grimm Gallery. Additionally, works by lensman Koen Hauser (The Ravestijn Gallery) are presented which feature a bold and contemporary take on still life. Last but not least, a series of custom artworks by artist Sarah Yu Zeebroek add a Belgian touch

    Next to the stylish offices and meeting rooms, members are able to meet at the Fosbury & Sons Café. Occupying 230 sqm. (2,476 sq.ft.), it is situated alongside an idyllic and sheltered inner garden. Members can indulge in special dishes and international classics, all freshly prepared on a daily basis by its very own chef. The venue can also be accessed through a half-day membership (breakfast or afternoon treat included) or a full-day membership (lunch included).

    The building which Fosbury & Sons occupies a 19th century building which was known as Prinsengrachtziekenhuis (Prinsengracht Hospital) until 2014. Since 1994 it served as a branch of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG Hospital) and gained the status of outpatient clinic. The last beds disappeared two years later. In 2014 the building was sold to Millten and Million Monkeys. Commissioned by real estate developer Millten, and in collaboration with architect Roberto Meyer of MVSA Architects, the monumental building has been thoroughly renovated over the course of five years.

    Design: Going East
    Photography: Francisco Noguiera