Board of Innovation, Antwerp

Team

Fixed Workspots: 27

Industry

Business Consulting and Services

Objectives

Create a visitor’s journey and to further showcase the identity and personality of BOI throughout the space

Space

Size: 850 m²

Year: 2020

Location: Antwerp

Full office makeover in Antwerp's historical building by Space Refinery with creativity and biophilia

Board of Innovation wanted their new HQ in Antwerp to reflect their dynamic culture and unconventional approach to business design. We accepted the challenge and created a contemporary workspace in a grandiose historical building.

Top 3 priorities

  • Attract & retain talents
  • Express the brand
  • Stimulate creativity

Look & feel

Futuristic and cozy


Special touches

  • Slash paint of BOI's logo
  • Vault full of plants
  • Branded flasks display
  • Custom standing table, enclosed bench, metal work and millwork
  • Red stallion and different animal decors that represent the team
  • Ping pong table  
  • A safe in the bank vault

Tailored areas

  • Tree house
  • Library mezzanine
  • Flexible workshop room
  • Kitchen bar area connected to the terrace

Board of Innovation is a global collective of strategists, designers, and entrepreneurs who join forces with the world's most innovative and ambitious businesses. Their consultants prioritize impact and use each client's unique strengths to create unconventional solutions.

Great work from the entire team!

Thanks for the flexibility, dedication, and drive to create one of the coolest offices in Antwerp for us.

Arne, Managing Director EMEA

The Challenge

Board of Innovation chose a building in the heart of Antwerp built in the 1900s. Designed in classical style and featuring a majestic entry hall and marble staircase, 4-meter high ceilings and a protected historical bookcase, this masterpiece exudes history and tradition.

The idea was to redesign the interiors of this unique structure, with all its character, into a creative and off-beat workspace. The new office needed to support various activities: focused work, meetings, collaborating, socializing and relaxing.

Spaces for focus and creativity in this conceptual design for Board of Innovation
Board of Innovation's team enjoying their renovated creative offices

The Outcome

When we started to create the layout for all floors, we focused on Board of Innovation's brand concepts: international, innovative and non-obvious. New spaces were designed to support the team's activities and spark creativity, and make clients and visitors feel welcomed. We integrated custom-made design solutions throughout the space, such as a 10m long coffee bar, a treehouse nap room, plant walls, a life-size gorilla and red mustang cut in half.

To honor these unexpected details and complete the story of this extraordinary space, we opted for designer furnishings, natural materials, an abundance of plants, and bold colors, especially the branded red.

Open workspaces filled with a myriad of plants
Hallway accentuated with plants and black accented boxes
Open lounge space with a spiral staircase and accent sofa giving a warm feeling a living area
Terrace with a fun statue of red horse
Cosy multipurpose space with green accent walls and some fun lighting
Kitchen area with a high table and a green seating nook
Meeting room with blue accent walls and artwork
Formal meeting room with a dark blue accent walls and lively plants
View of two formal meeting spaces
Formal meeting room with green accent walls
Inviting kitchen area with large windows
Top view of the terrace for outdoor gatherings
Multipurpose space for casual meetups
Cosy nook with some fun elements and games
Multipurpose room with blue feature wall and flexible furniture
Multipurpose space during a presentation
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Meet the team

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