We cultivate
inspiring spaces

Heden is dedicated to creating the most sustainable, inspiring, and comfortable workspaces for a conscious and joyful community of users. 

We’re on a mission to design, transform and operate high-quality spaces with care, competence, and passion, enriching the urban, economic, and ecological fabric of our beloved cities.

Our sustainability strategy is rooted in six interconnected areas:Central locations and connectivity, Renewable energy, Green design and construction, Conscious financing, Inclusion and equality, Cultural programming.

We believe these elements drive Heden’s positive societal influence and help us remain committed to our ethos and vision. We also know from experience that staying true to such principles makes good business sense in the long run.


Manuel Bastos

Founder & Managing Partner

Manuel Bastos

"Manuel has a background in Economics and Management. He has worked in hospitality in Europe, the US and Japan. Prior to co-founding Heden, Manuel co-founded an f&b startup in California and was the customer relations manager, operations manager, and cultural programmer at The Independente Collective.

Since 2018, along with his friend and business partner László Varga, Manuel has led Heden’s creation and expansion from one small creative space to 8 spaces and 7.000m2, covering a wide spectrum of flexible workspaces - from coworking and events, to bespoke spaces dedicated to a single company.”

László Varga

Founder & Managing Partner

László Varga

László Varga is an entrepreneur and architect with a diverse background and experience in the design, development and real estate operations lifecycle - working at the forefront of workplace design in a leading capacity across Europe and the US prior to cofounding Heden Coworking and SpaceWorks Architects in Lisbon. He has been a lecturer and guest critic at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, the University of Nottingham, Architectural Association London, University of Westminster, The Bartlett UCL, London Metropolitan University and Columbia University since 2006. He has engaged as a speaker and presenter at numerous public forums, seminars and conferences.

Central Location

Fostering the development of Lisbon as a world class dense and livable city is a cornerstone of our brand’s ethos. Our approach is to help contribute to the containment of sub-urbanisation and cut the CO2 emissions of our community and spaces.

Renewable Energy

We are proud members of Coopérnico, the first Portuguese renewable energy cooperative. We remain dedicated to offsetting our carbon footprint through the sourcing of locally generated green power and the installation of photovoltaic panels for self-sufficiency in every possible Heden location.

Green Design and Construction

We aim to provide an inspiring, comfortable and joyful work environment. Our spaces are enhanced and made unique by our careful considerations and use of natural materials such as cork, burel, and as many plants as we can fit in!

Conscious Financing

We have raised capital for our projects through Crowdlending, making the financing process accessible to small investors and through its distributed value-creation striving to contribute to a more equitable society.

Inclusivity & Equality

Our spaces were created for everyone. We are open-minded and non-judgemental, open to all distinct backgrounds and interests. To fight the gender pay gap, we provide discounts to women and companies founded by women.

Cultural Programming

We consciously and actively pursue activities with a wider positive social and cultural impact. These include supporting local art collectives, the  organisation of cinema cycles and festivals, and fostering partnerships with a wide variety of local cultural agents.


(As Sustainable As Possible)

We exercise a sustainable approach on every decision we make. It’s always about the wheel that concerns the environment, economy and community.
We don’t just say it. Heden was the first coworking in Portugal to have the B-corp certification. We are proud of what we achieved so far and happy to see like minded individuals joining our community everyday.

There are over 4,000 B Corps across the world – from small businesses to famous multinationals. Well-known members of the B Corp movement are Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s and WeTransfer. The B Corp community in Portugal, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises 15 companies and includes businesses such as Hovione, Symington Family Estates, and Abreu Advogados.

Certified B Corporations are required to meet demanding sustainability impact standards across their entire business in five key areas: governance, workers, community, environment and customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, Heden is now legally committed to a purpose beyond just driving profit.

At Heden, we are conscious that our actions as a business impact our environment and our world. We want our imprint to be a positive one, and for businesses all over the world to operate responsibly and with care. To do this, we actively consider how our actions influence the communities and the environments around us. Being a Certified B Corporation is a milestone that recognises our values and intentions.

But being a B Corp isn’t just a reflection of what we’ve done so far. It gives us a platform to continue operating as a business with a purpose. Society’s greatest challenges can’t be overcome without businesses playing their part, helping to tackle topics like renewable energy, sustainable waste removal and recycling, reductions in pollution and our footprint, education, equality and inclusion. We are proud to be a part of an ecosystem focused on making the world a better place for future generations.

B Corp certification demands that companies don’t just use the word ‘sustainability’ but that they can prove they are taking actionable steps towards operating in the most conscious ways possible. We were assessed on our working conditions, our environmental performance, how we conduct business, and how we support local communities, among many other things.

Businesses need a score of 80 points or above to achieve B Corp certification. We’re proud to have achieved a score of 86.1 – and we plan to continue building on this.

We’ll continue to ensure that we meet the high standards for sustainability that we’ve set – and those required of B Corps. And we’ll continue to find ways to make a positive impact through our business, working with like-minded partners who are passionate about cultivating change in our world.

The first

B-Corp Certified

Coworking Space in Portugal

A crucial part of our offer is based on choosing the right spot in town for you to thrive at work. We are located throughout Lisbon’s best neighbourhoods, taking into account the “15- minute city” vision. Right next to all Heden Coworking locations you will find everything you need such as a variety of food options, public transport, general services, gyms and much more you might need to achieve maximum productivity while working.

Heden Rossio – Largo do Duque de Cadaval 17 Fracção I, 1200-160 Lisboa.

Heden Santa Apolónia – Terminal de Cruzeiros de Lisboa – Edifício NE, Doca, R. Jardim do Tabaco 1st floor, 1100-651 Lisboa.

Heden Chiado – Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro 29 2nd floor, 1200-369 Lisboa.

Heden Alvalade – R. do Centro Cultural 45, 1700-111 Lisboa.

Heden Intendente – R. Maria 10, 1170-014 Lisboa.

Heden Trindade – R. Nova da Trindade 3, 1200-301 Lisboa.