The first morning in Olso (we arrived at night the day before) started at a coworking space called 657. We followed Maja, the Project Manager of 657, throughout the space. While listening to her telling us about the story of the place, we quickly felt that 657 Oslo was way more than a workspace. It’s a place where life is embraced and celebrated. But I will get back to this later 🙂
Let me tell you about the place itself. The name 657 came from the square meters the coworking had when they started: 657. Today, it is way bigger. The building has several floors, which combines closed offices and open spaces. It is very bright, with high ceilings, bricks, and woods around. Facility wise there is everything you need to make you feel focused on your work. There are also several relax area where you can improve and polish your ping pong skills 🙂
At 657, the community of freelancers, entrepreneurs and businesses come from the Creative and Communication industry. As I was telling you earlier, walking down the coworking, we felt it was a place where you do more than work. Chatting with Maja, I quickly understood how the core team put a lot of creativity to make everyone feel special. Is it your birthday? Then, get ready to receive a delicious cake on your desk! Every Friday, you can get a chance to win a Prosecco bottle during the Friday Waffles.
Additionally, 657 hosts a lot of events. But not just business events. You can also get married at 657. Indeed, pricing for wedding venues in Oslo being very expensive, people chose the beautiful event venue of 657 to celebrate one of the most important days of their lives. It was the first time ever I have heard about coworking transforming into the wedding venue. Thinking about it now, it makes so much sense to me. Coworking space such as 657, put a lot of effort into the interior design. The team wants to make sure you feel good, like at home. Every detail matter interior design wise and community wise. It seems then very natural for 657 to be a Wedding Venue as you know the team will consider every single detail of your event to make it the most memorable day of your life.
We ended our tour with our traditional selfie in front of the Events wall. It has been designed by a well-known Norwegian designer and it contains all the Community Events, Birthdays and External Events happening in the month.
I highly recommend you to step by 657 and meet their awesome team. And if you can, try to compete with that much smile on one selfie!
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