Red Lions en Red Panthers krijgen een thuis

Red Lions en Red Panthers krijgen een thuis

bouw gestart ‘Center of Excellence’ voor het Belgische hockey

Press release 18/02/2021
Antwerpen - Met de bouw van een topsportcentrum op het Wilrijkse plein krijgen de Red Lions en Red Panthers waar ze recht op hebben; een ‘high performance’ trainingscentrum maar bovenal een thuis. POLO Architects en de Vlaamse hockeyliga (VHL) realiseren het ‘Center of Excellence’ met de steun van de stad Antwerpen en het gewest Vlaanderen.
Quartz offices in Brussels delivered

Quartz offices in Brussels delivered

an open house for people to work - and live

Press release 10/07/2020
The European Quarter in Brussels has a brand new office building. The new construction project Quartz, commissioned by Cofinimmo and designed by POLO Architects, has recently been delivered. VK Architects & Engineers (technology & facade engineering) and the contractor BPC, subsidiary of the CFE group, joined forces for this sustainable office project, which was given an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM certificate in its design stage. When the interior is finished, Quartz will be home to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Student Residence with Social Ambitions

Student Residence with Social Ambitions

New resident hall creates a place of interaction for the university community in Barcelona

Press release 04/11/2019
The new Diagonal-Besòs Campus in Barcelona is an innovation centre where internationally acclaimed education, research and technology transfers come together. An international team, Belgium based POLO Architects, project developer LIFE and Spain based Maria Diaz Blanco Architecture, boosted the campus by designing a residence for students, teaching staff and researchers. The winning competition design strengthens the campus' position as a social centre and meeting place in the centre of the Forum district, a part of Barcelona in full development.

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POLO Architects is an amalgam: a creative bundle of contradictions with room for large projects (commercial, private, public) as well as (smaller) exceptions.

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