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  • Food & Drink

    Seasonal cuisine, bar

  • Spa & Recreation

    3 gardens, heated terrace, swimming pond, spa, store

  • Conference & Meetings

    3 meeting rooms and garden pavilion

  • Food & Drink

    Seasonal cuisine, bar

  • Spa & Recreation

    3 gardens, heated terrace, swimming pond, spa, store

  • Conference & Meetings

    3 meeting rooms and garden pavilion

A former Augustinian cloister becomes a modern-day sanctuary under the guidance of the legendary Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen in his first-ever hotel project.

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Architecture A modern-day sanctuary

August Interior Design Details in Antwerp

Architecture A modern-day sanctuary

The site is a combination of five heritage-listed buildings. The big challenge, overcome by Vincent Van Duysen, was...

linking them together in an optimal way for flow and a unified concept without falling foul of heritage restrictions. The nuns’ former chapel is now the main lounge and bar area. There are two terraced townhouses with gardens adjacent to the site. The building behind the chapel, which was the nuns’ living quarters, contains most of the guestrooms, the kitchen, and a library.

Interior design Vincent Van Duysen

Vincent Van Duysen’s pared-down aesthetic and use of muted colors allow the soul of these historical buildings to shine through.

Having worked for Molteni&Co, Kvadrat, B&B Italia, and Flos, Van Duysen was able to collaborate with the best in the business to custom design every item—from the furniture down to the cutlery. “It’s a challenge to design without too much ostentation in a building that already has a strong identity,” he says of the project. “Yet I still needed to design a hotel that has its own unique features.”

August Interior Design Details in Antwerp
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The Originals Mouche Van Hool

“I’m trying to rejuvenate a love for Flemish culture.”

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Wellbeing Hot and cold and perfect

A place of sublime relaxation, the spa uses Bamford products—known for their natural, artisanal skincare.

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History Augustinian Renaissance

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History Augustinian Renaissance

Created with a deep respect for its heritage, August is a modern-day sanctuary, echoing the sacred soul of historical Belgian architecture.

Yet the hotel is not afraid to introduce contemporary touches with an underpinning of playful irony. To wit: The one-time private chapel now serves as the main lounge and bar area, with a beautiful Adolf Loos-like light feature by Flos, and customized furniture done in collaboration with Molteni&Co.

Bar beautiful High ideals

Like few other watering holes in the world, August Bar dwells in a high-ceiling chapel.

Upon entering the pristinely restored turn-of-the-century chapel, you are surrounded by an abundance of light, warm materials, and a dedicated team serving up, not sermons but a selection of natural wines, fine champagne, and classic cocktails. The bar menu has been carefully curated by star chef Nick Bril.

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Europe
Belgium
Antwerp

August
5 Jules Bordetstraat
Antwerp 2018
Belgium

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