Vision

In 2015, when the book 'POLO Architects' was launched, the architectural firm Poponcini & Lootens ir. architecten decided to change its name to POLO Architects.

Today, the duo Mauro Poponcini & Patrick Lootens has evolved into an architectural firm with more than 100 employees working on assignments all over Belgium and abroad: a solid practice with plenty of knowledge, architectural expertise and experience. But also, and more importantly, a beautiful and divers group of colleagues of all ages with 29 years of experience and boldness, an incubator for emerging talent, where everyone can develop their potential and continue to grow. The offices in Antwerp and Brussels are proper workshops, stimulating sanctuaries of skillful play.

In terms of assignments, POLO Architects likes to explore its boundaries and spread its wings: the architects are increasingly and consciously focusing on urban development challenges, master planning and strategic reflection on spatial planning. Furthermore, the firm has made a conscious choice to take on more and more smaller assignments in the cultural and social fields. These designs demonstrate how smaller but carefully designed buildings can be an intellectual stimulus for the firm and a growth opportunity for the designers. The development of an interior design department illustrates this interdisciplinary approach.

POLO Architects is an amalgam: a creative bundle of contradictions with room for large projects (commercial, private, public) as well as (smaller) exceptions and a work ethic driven by powerful designs, creativity and reflection. This urban planning, architecture and interior design firm is familiar with a wide range of scales and programmes - location development, master planning, schools, university buildings, hospitals, cultural centres, industrial buildings, (head) office buildings, commercial properties, housing of all types and sizes, interior design projects and scenography, both new constructions and renovation projects: from cities to chairs, and everything in between. It explicitly demonstrates the ambition to commit and to fully embrace the experiment.

POLO Architects considers the diversity of assignments as something both familiar and challenging, a call for designers to push their boundaries time and again, to give it their best and to rise to the challenge using skill and experience.

POLO Architects is ready to prove itself: always, together, different. A stimulating perspective.

Team

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Mauro POPONCINI
Mauro POPONCINI
prof. ir. architect
founding partner

mp@polo-architects.be

Patrick LOOTENS
Patrick LOOTENS
ir. architect
urban planner
founding partner

pl@polo-architects.be

Patrick BILLIET
Patrick BILLIET
ir. architect
managing director

pb@polo-architects.be

Jascha RONDOU
Jascha RONDOU
architect
director

jr@polo-architects.be

Michiel VERHAVERBEKE
Michiel VERHAVERBEKE
architect, msc.
director

mv@polo-architects.be

Marc DORNY
Marc DORNY
HR & finance director

mdo@polo-architects.be

Lieve DE SMET-VAN DAMME
Lieve DE SMET-VAN DAMME
architect
building technology consultant

ldsvd@polo-architects.be

Daisy VAN NUETEN
Daisy VAN NUETEN
sr. management assistant

dvn@polo-architects.be

Jef VAN LOOCK
Jef VAN LOOCK
architect
project architect, team coordinator

jvl@polo-architects.be

Bert OOMS
Bert OOMS
architect
project architect

bo@polo-architects.be

Jan CANT
Jan CANT
architect
project architect, team coordinator

jc@polo-architects.be

Katrien VAN LOCO
Katrien VAN LOCO
architect
project architect, team coordinator

kvl@polo-architects.be

Sofie Lambert
Sofie Lambert
architect
building technology coordinator

sl@polo-architects.be

Jorn PEETERS
Jorn PEETERS
ir. architect
project architect

jp@polo-architects.be

Thibaut GEVERS
Thibaut GEVERS
architect
project architect, team coordinator

tg@polo-architects.be

Bea GEBOERS
Bea GEBOERS
interior designer

bg@polo-architects.be

Mariline LAENEN
Mariline LAENEN
architect
project architect

ml@polo-architects.be

Ramon ALVAREZ ROA
Ramon ALVAREZ ROA
ir. architect, msc.
project architect

rar@polo-architects.be

Yü CHEN
Yü CHEN
ir. architect

yc@polo-architects.be

Valérie RAETS
Valérie RAETS
ir. architect, urban planner
head of urbanism

vr@polo-architects.be

Eduardo GARCIA DIAZ
Eduardo GARCIA DIAZ
designer

eg@polo-architects.be

Martin VAN SCHAIK
Martin VAN SCHAIK
ir. architect
project architect

mvs@polo-architects.be

An DE DYCKER
An DE DYCKER
graphic designer
PR & communication coordinator

add@polo-architects.be

Suresh DEBIDIN
Suresh DEBIDIN
designer

sd@polo-architects.be

Daan VAN DEN BERGHEN
Daan VAN DEN BERGHEN
architect
project architect

dvdb@polo-architects.be

Jens VERLEY
Jens VERLEY
ir. architect, project architect

jv@polo-architects.be

Francesca GENTILI
Francesca GENTILI
architect

fg@polo-architects.be

Johannes ROEVENS
Johannes ROEVENS
visualisation artist

jro@polo-architects.be

Jill BASTIAENS
Jill BASTIAENS
administrative assistant

jba@polo-architects.be

Martin DENAYER
Martin DENAYER
architect
project architect

md@polo-architects.be

Ana MORENO
Ana MORENO
architect
project architect

am@polo-architects.be

Pierre DUGARDYN
Pierre DUGARDYN
architect
project architect

pd@polo-architects.be

Michelle BOSCHMAN
Michelle BOSCHMAN
architect

mb@polo-architects.be

Mar MALVAR GOMEZ
Mar MALVAR GOMEZ
architect

mmg@polo-architects.be

Hendrik-Jan ROEST
Hendrik-Jan ROEST
architect, urban planner
project architect

hjr@polo-architects.be

Caroline Huybrechts
Caroline Huybrechts
ir. architect
project architect

ch@polo-architects.be

Jill ROOIJAKKERS
Jill ROOIJAKKERS
interior designer

jroo@polo-architects.be

Sven DE TROCH
Sven DE TROCH
architect
building technology consultant

sdt@polo-architects.be

Wouter ANTONISSEN
Wouter ANTONISSEN
architect
project architect

wa@polo-architects.be

Joana MELO
Joana MELO
architect
project architect

jm@polo-architects.be

Vincent VAN EYKEN
Vincent VAN EYKEN
ir. architect

vv@polo-architects.be

Christophe VAN RAEMDONCK
Christophe VAN RAEMDONCK
architect

cvr@polo-architects.be

David CATALÁ MIÑANA
David CATALÁ MIÑANA
architect

dc@polo-architects.be

Astrid PERKISAS
Astrid PERKISAS
architect, interior architect
management assistant

ap@polo-architects.be

Louise BRUNET
Louise BRUNET
architect

lbr@polo-architects.be

Patrick PERSOONS
Patrick PERSOONS
architect
project architect

pp@polo-architects.be

Tom HUYCKE
Tom HUYCKE
interior designer

th@polo-architects.be

Hassan HAMZAOUI
Hassan HAMZAOUI
designer

hh@polo-architects.be

Piter IVO
Piter IVO
architect

pi@polo-architects.be

Gehan DE KOKER
Gehan DE KOKER
architect

gd@polo-architects.be

Magda KIELT
Magda KIELT
ir. architect
project architect, team coordinator

mk@polo-architects.be

Lucas VANDENEEDE
Lucas VANDENEEDE
architect

lva@polo-architects.be

Aryani SARI RAHMANTI
Aryani SARI RAHMANTI
urban planner

asr@polo-architects.be

Eva PIERSOUL
Eva PIERSOUL
ir. architect
project architect, team coordinator

ep@polo-architects.be

Peter BAECK
Peter BAECK
architect
project architect, technology manager

pba@polo-architects.be

Ana RAFFUL
Ana RAFFUL
urban planner

ar@polo-architects.be

Kimoura HAUQUIER
Kimoura HAUQUIER
architect

kh@polo-architects.be

Kim PECHEUR
Kim PECHEUR
architect
project architect

kp@polo-architects.be

Gaetan OP DE BEECK
Gaetan OP DE BEECK
IT support

go@polo-architects.be

Lieselot Vercampt
Lieselot Vercampt
interior designer
team coordinator

lvc@polo-architects.be

Ellis Christiaens
Ellis Christiaens
urban planner

ec@polo-architects.be

Pedro Araujo
Pedro Araujo
designer

pa@polo-architects.be

Roberto Genna
Roberto Genna
architect

rg@polo-architects.be

Cristian Marian Stoian
Cristian Marian Stoian
architect

cs@polo-architects.be

Valérie Codesido López
Valérie Codesido López
ir. architect

vc@polo-architects.be

Wim Crombez
Wim Crombez
architect
project architect, team coordinator

wcr@polo-architects.be

Floor Wetemans
Floor Wetemans
marketing & communication coordinator

fw@polo-architects.be

Julie Chiappino
Julie Chiappino
tender coordinator

jch@polo-architects.be

Laura Rombaut
Laura Rombaut
architect
BIM modeller

lr@polo-architects.be

Glenn Lyppens
Glenn Lyppens
urban planner

gl@polo-architects.be

Mariska Scholiers
Mariska Scholiers
architect

ms@polo-architects.be

Philip Lefèbvre
Philip Lefèbvre
architect

ple@polo-architects.be

Maialen Gonzalo
Maialen Gonzalo
designer

mg@polo-architects.be

Jens Vermeiren
Jens Vermeiren
interior designer

jvm@polo-architects.be

Mladen Stilinovic
Mladen Stilinovic
urban planner

mls@polo-architects.be

Damián Smetanka
Damián Smetanka
designer

ds@polo-architects.be

Mario Vera Sáez
Mario Vera Sáez
designer

mvsa@polo-architects.be

Arthur Ackermans
Arthur Ackermans
ir. architect

aa@polo-architects.be

Souhaila Isnari
Souhaila Isnari
administrative assistant

si@polo-architects.be

Macarena Ainsa Sánchez
Macarena Ainsa Sánchez
designer

mas@polo-architects.be

Gaetana Poponcini
Gaetana Poponcini
PR & communication assistant

gpo@polo-architects.be

Nana Lambregs
Nana Lambregs
contract coordinator

nl@polo-architects.be

Ivo Janssen
Ivo Janssen
designer

ij@polo-architects.be

Rudi Van Thienen
Rudi Van Thienen
BIM manager

rvt@polo-architects.be

Elsie De Vos
Elsie De Vos
BIM developer

edv@polo-architects.be

Lucie Roy
Lucie Roy
architect

lro@polo-architects.be

Gabriele Rovati
Gabriele Rovati
designer

gr@polo-architects.be

Laura Alvarez Noval
Laura Alvarez Noval
designer

lan@polo-architects.be

Pascaline Lannoo
Pascaline Lannoo
ir.architect
project architect

pla@polo-architects.be

Yaryna Kosmyna
Yaryna Kosmyna
BIM modeller

yk@polo-architects.be

Gildo Incitti
Gildo Incitti
designer

gl@polo-architects.be

Tiago Leitão
Tiago Leitão
architect

tl@polo-architects.be

Hanne Lejeune
Hanne Lejeune
interior designer

hl@polo-architects.be

Alejandra Cruz Garcia
Alejandra Cruz Garcia
designer

acr@polo-architects.be

Eleonora Zudich
Eleonora Zudich
designer

ez@polo-architects.be

Michail Katopodis
Michail Katopodis
architect

mka@polo-architects.be

Liesbeth Beernaert
Liesbeth Beernaert
architect

lb@polo-architects.be

Felix Delafonteyne
Felix Delafonteyne
architect

fd@polo-architects.be

Alexandru Poliac
Alexandru Poliac
designer

apo@polo-architects.be

Nick Van den Broeck
Nick Van den Broeck
visualisation artist

nvdb@polo-architects.be

Hadiseh Asgari
Hadiseh Asgari
designer

ha@polo-architects.be

Alexander Vandenberghe
Alexander Vandenberghe
architect

av@polo-architects.be

Andy Windey
Andy Windey
BIM modeller

aw@polo-architects.be

Martina Cesarini
Martina Cesarini
designer

mce@polo-architects.be

Valentine Gruwez
Valentine Gruwez
ir. architect
project architect

vg@polo-architects.be

Maurann Lootens
Maurann Lootens
architect

mlo@polo-architects.be

Caroline Stevens
Caroline Stevens
PR & communication assistant

cst@polo-architects.be

Najiw Zemmouri
Najiw Zemmouri
architect
project architect

nz@polo-architects.be

Lissa Vanmechelen
Lissa Vanmechelen
finance coordinator

lvm@polo-architects.be

Yoshi De Moor
Yoshi De Moor
BIM modeller

ydm@polo-architects.be

Mariya Frantseva
Mariya Frantseva
BIM modeller

mf@polo-architects.be