Quartz offices in Brussels delivered
an open house for people to work - and live
Press release 10/07/2020The 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
New resident hall creates a place of interaction for the university community in Barcelona
Press release 04/11/2019The 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.
A series of villas in Cabo Verde synergise local craft and contemporary design
Press release 20/06/2019Near Mindelo, capital of the Cape Verde island of São Vicente, twelve Belgian 'Barefoot luxury' villas have just been erected in the same stone as the surrounding rocky slopes. This project turns simple and conscious living into intelligent spatial design, seamlessly combining local craftsmanship with contemporary architecture.
ABOUT POLO Architects
POLO Architects was founded in 1991 by Mauro Poponcini & Patrick Lootens. Today, The design-focused practice with expertise in urbanism, architecture & interior design consists of a dedicated team of 100 highly skilled professionals, working in Antwerp and Brussels.
A solid firm with plenty of knowledge, architectural expertise and experience. But also, and more importantly, a beautiful group of colleagues with a work ethic driven by design, creativity and reflection.
POLO Architects is an amalgam: a creative bundle of contradictions with room for large projects (commercial, private, public) as well as (smaller) exceptions.
POLO Architects is ready to prove itself: always, together, different. A stimulating perspective.
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