A former Augustinian convent becomes a modern-day sanctuary at August in Antwerp designed by Vincent Van Duysen. The new hospitality project includes a hotel, bar, restaurant, wellness and shop. Almost everything you see in August's interior was custom designed by Van Duysen, in collaboration with Molteni, Flos and Serax, among others. Food and drinks are served on/in Serax tableware by Vincent Van Duysen, specially designed for August.
The team behind boutique hotel 'Hotel Julien' launched this new and aspiring hospitality project. On the recently developed Military Hospital site, the former Augustinian convent was transformed into a modern-day sanctuary for both Antwerp residents and foreign visitors to enjoy. August re-envisions its historical central function with an open restaurant and a bar, a bespoke hotel with dedicated wellness area, an open air swimming pond and secluded gardens. August consists of 5 different buildings, seamlessly blended together under the guidance of world class Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen in his first-ever hotel project. The restaurant and bar are curated and envisioned by renowned star chef Nick Bril, of neighbouring Michelin-star restaurant The Jane.
With a vision that results from an unbridled curiosity, Vincent Van Duysen always creates an all-inclusive atmosphere in which he seamlessly interweaves architecture, interior design, and design objects. A vision to which he also stayed true when he was commissioned to convert the monastery of the former military hospital in Antwerp into a hotel.
For the terrace he designed an outdoor collection, a series of minimalist chairs and tables that effortlessly link the history of the environment to a modern interpretation.