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

 

Daisy VAN NUETEN
Daisy VAN NUETEN
sr. management assistant

 

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

 

Bert OOMS
Bert OOMS
architect
project architect

 

Jan CANT
Jan CANT
architect
project architect, team coordinator

 

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

 

Sofie Lambert
Sofie Lambert
architect
building technology coordinator

 

Jorn PEETERS
Jorn PEETERS
ir. architect
project architect

 

Bea GEBOERS
Bea GEBOERS
interior designer

 

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

 

Yü CHEN
Yü CHEN
ir. architect

 

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

 

Eduardo GARCIA DIAZ
Eduardo GARCIA DIAZ
designer

 

Martin VAN SCHAIK
Martin VAN SCHAIK
ir. architect
project architect

 

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

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Suresh DEBIDIN
Suresh DEBIDIN
designer

 

Daan VAN DEN BERGHEN
Daan VAN DEN BERGHEN
architect
project architect

 

Jens VERLEY
Jens VERLEY
ir. architect, project architect

 

Mattijs CLOET
Mattijs CLOET
architect
project architect

 

Francesca GENTILI
Francesca GENTILI
architect

 

Johannes ROEVENS
Johannes ROEVENS
visualisation artist

 

Jill BASTIAENS
Jill BASTIAENS
administrative assistant

 

Ana MORENO
Ana MORENO
architect
project architect

 

Michelle BOSCHMAN
Michelle BOSCHMAN
architect

 

Mar MALVAR GOMEZ
Mar MALVAR GOMEZ
architect

 

Caroline Huybrechts
Caroline Huybrechts
ir. architect
project architect

 

Sven DE TROCH
Sven DE TROCH
architect
building technology consultant

 

Wouter ANTONISSEN
Wouter ANTONISSEN
architect
project architect

 

Joana MELO
Joana MELO
architect
project architect

 

Vincent VAN EYKEN
Vincent VAN EYKEN
ir. architect

 

Christophe VAN RAEMDONCK
Christophe VAN RAEMDONCK
architect

 

David CATALÁ MIÑANA
David CATALÁ MIÑANA
architect

 

Louise BRUNET
Louise BRUNET
architect

 

Patrick PERSOONS
Patrick PERSOONS
architect
project architect

 

Tom HUYCKE
Tom HUYCKE
interior designer

 

Hassan HAMZAOUI
Hassan HAMZAOUI
designer

 

Piter IVO
Piter IVO
architect

 

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

 

Lucas VANDENEEDE
Lucas VANDENEEDE
architect

 

Aryani SARI RAHMANTI
Aryani SARI RAHMANTI
urban planner

 

Peter BAECK
Peter BAECK
architect
project architect, technology manager

 

Ana RAFFUL
Ana RAFFUL
urban planner

 

Kim PECHEUR
Kim PECHEUR
architect
project architect

 

Gaetan OP DE BEECK
Gaetan OP DE BEECK
IT support

 

Lieselot Vercampt
Lieselot Vercampt
interior designer
team coordinator

 

Ellis Christiaens
Ellis Christiaens
urban planner

 

Pedro Araujo
Pedro Araujo
designer

 

Roberto Genna
Roberto Genna
architect

 

Cristian Marian Stoian
Cristian Marian Stoian
architect

 

Valérie Codesido López
Valérie Codesido López
ir. architect

 

Wim Crombez
Wim Crombez
architect
project architect, team coordinator

 

Floor Wetemans
Floor Wetemans
marketing & communication coordinator

 

Laura Rombaut
Laura Rombaut
architect
BIM model manager

 

Glenn Lyppens
Glenn Lyppens
urban planner

 

Pieter Vercampt
Pieter Vercampt
architect
project architect

 

Philip Lefèbvre
Philip Lefèbvre
architect

 

Maialen Gonzalo
Maialen Gonzalo
designer

 

Jens Vermeiren
Jens Vermeiren
interior designer

 

Mladen Stilinovic
Mladen Stilinovic
urban planner

 

Damián Smetanka
Damián Smetanka
designer

 

Mario Vera Sáez
Mario Vera Sáez
designer

 

Xavier Dewulf
Xavier Dewulf
BIM model manager

 

Souhaila Isnari
Souhaila Isnari
administrative assistant

 

Macarena Ainsa Sánchez
Macarena Ainsa Sánchez
designer

 

Gaetana Poponcini
Gaetana Poponcini
PR & communication assistant

 

Nana Lambregs
Nana Lambregs
contract coordinator

 

Ivo Janssen
Ivo Janssen
designer

 

Rudi Van Thienen
Rudi Van Thienen
BIM manager

 

Elsie De Vos
Elsie De Vos
BIM developer

 

Lucie Roy
Lucie Roy
architect

 

Laura Alvarez Noval
Laura Alvarez Noval
designer

 

Pascaline Lannoo
Pascaline Lannoo
ir.architect
project architect

 

Gildo Incitti
Gildo Incitti
designer

 

Tiago Leitão
Tiago Leitão
architect

 

Hanne Lejeune
Hanne Lejeune
interior designer

 

Alejandra Cruz Garcia
Alejandra Cruz Garcia
designer

 

Michail Katopodis
Michail Katopodis
architect

 

Liesbeth Beernaert
Liesbeth Beernaert
architect

 

Alexandru Poliac
Alexandru Poliac
designer

 

Nick Van den Broeck
Nick Van den Broeck
visualisation artist

 

Hadiseh Asgari
Hadiseh Asgari
architect

 

Andy Windey
Andy Windey
BIM modeller

 

Martina Cesarini
Martina Cesarini
designer

 

Valentine Gruwez
Valentine Gruwez
ir. architect
project architect

 

Maurann Lootens
Maurann Lootens
architect
BIM model manager

 

Najiw Zemmouri
Najiw Zemmouri
architect
project architect

 

Yoshi De Moor
Yoshi De Moor
BIM modeller

 

Mariya Frantseva
Mariya Frantseva
BIM modeller

 

Seda Masaeva
Seda Masaeva
architect

 

Bram Iven
Bram Iven
architect

 

Guido Bruzzi
Guido Bruzzi
designer

 

Azul Klix
Azul Klix
designer

 

Alberto Bovo
Alberto Bovo
designer

 

Ana-Maria Lungu
Ana-Maria Lungu
designer

 

Nicolas Ronchetti
Nicolas Ronchetti
designer

 

Alex Xueyan Feng
Alex Xueyan Feng
designer

 

Louize Bogaerts
Louize Bogaerts
architect
project architect

 

Cindy Durdin
Cindy Durdin
BIM model manager

 

Vincent Kaptein
Vincent Kaptein
architect
project architect

 

Olivier Leemans
Olivier Leemans
finance coordinator

 

Emma Bresseleers
Emma Bresseleers
tender coordinator

 

Aidan Hermans
Aidan Hermans
designer

 

Nele Hanssens
Nele Hanssens
interior designer

 

Sam Vander Elst
Sam Vander Elst
architect

 

Sandra Reynders
Sandra Reynders
BIM model manager

 

I-Chen Lee
I-Chen Lee
designer

 

Inês Lourenço
Inês Lourenço
architect

 

Adeline Thys
Adeline Thys
architect