Studio

Simple approach and clear design language are our main focus at Metaform. Each project, through the program and place, has appropriate architectural, design and formal response, leading to unique identity.
The style is never predetermined. A building does not stand alone. It equally belongs to its neighbors, street, public space…to the city itself. The range of activities varies from urbanism to detail design, together with different landscape and housing research.

L'équipe

Team

Shahram Agaajani

Architect | Founding Partner

About:
Born in 1976 in Tabriz, Iran

Academic Background:
Institut Supérieur d'Architecture de la Communauté Française-La Cambre, Brussels 1996-01
Thesis: La Casa Malaparte; Architecture without architect?
Graduated in Architecture magna cum laude in October 2001

Professional Background:
AVA, Brussels, conception & competition. 1998-01
ADS, Brussels, conception & competition. 2000-01
H&V, Aristide Gambucci, independent architect. 2001-02
Associate architect at Metaform Architects, 2002-
Jury member on the Final Board Unit 25 at La Cambre, 2006-09
Lecturer, CEPA, 2007-09
Member of the Executive committee of the Foundation of Architecture, 2008-09
Editor-in-chief of the "Carnet d’opinions", 2008
Member of board of trustees of the Foundation of Architecture, 2010

Languages:
Farsi, French, German, English, Luxembourgish

Christelle Chevalier

Office Manager

About:
Born in 1984 in Mont St. Martin, France

Academic Background:
Secretary Roodt sur Syre, 2009-10
Metaform Architects, 2012-

Languages:
French, English

Thierry Cruchten

Architect | Founding Partner

About:
Born in 1975 in Pétange, Luxembourg

Academic Background:
Institut Supérieur d'Architecture de la Communauté Française-La Cambre, Brussels, 1996-02
Thesis: "Repenser l'habitation" (Reconsidering the dwelling) June 2002
Graduated in Architecture magna cum laude in July 2002

Professional Background:
Blondel Architectes, Brussels, intern, 2000
Associate architect at Metaform Architects, 2002-
Workshop Assistant for architecture at La Cambre, unité 23, 2003
Member of board of trustees at l'Ordre des Architectes (OAI), 2008

Languages:
Luxembourgish, French, German, English

Beate Selzer

Associate Architect

About:
Born in 1980 in Elbing, Poland

Academic Background:
Technische Universität Kaiseslautern 2000-06

Professional Background:
Paczowski & Fritsch architectes, Luxembourg, 2006-08
Metaform Architects, 2009- 

Languages:
Polish, German, French, English

Matthieu Ristic

Associate Architect | Head of Architectural Design

About:
Born in 1982 in Woippy, France

Academic Background:
Ecole de Condé Nancy, BTS Space Design, 2003-06
Master in Global Design. Option: Glass design architecture
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture, Nancy, 2006-10

Professional Background:
Metaform Architects, 2010- 

Languages:
French, English

Nuria Quiroga

Associate Architect | Certified Building Expert

About:
Born in 1977 in Brussels, Belgium

Academic Background:
Institut Supérieur d'Architecture de la Communauté Française-La Cambre, Brussels 1996-01

Professional Background:
Marc Corbiau, Brussels, 2002-08
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, 2008-

Languages:
Spanish, French

Yves Schlesser

Associate Architect

About:
Born in 1976 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Academic Background:
RWTH Aachen 1996 - 02

Professional Background:
Busmann Haberer, Cologne, conception & concours 2002-03
Oliver Schrott kommunikation, Cologne, conception 2003-07
Metaform Architects, 2007- 

Languages:
Luxembourgish, German, French, English

Maria Polgart

Associate Architect

About:
Born in 1981, Hachenburg, Germany

Academic Background:
Trier University of Applied Sciences, Trier, Germany, graduated in 2005

Professional Background:
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, 2006-

Languages:
German, French, English

Ljiljana Vidovic

Associate Architect | Head of Conceptual Design

About:
Born in 1987 in Ruma, Serbia

Academic Background:
Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, 2006-12
La Sapienza - Università di Roma, Italy, 2010-11

Professional Background:
Atelier Marko Brajovic, Sao Paolo, Brazil 2011, intern
Arrebita, Porto, Portugal 2012
Metaform Architects, 2013-

Languages:
English, Serbian, Italian, French

Luna Wayne

About:
Born in 2010 in Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Academic Background:
Graduated mentalist

Professional Background:
Member of the Committee of vacuum cleaners on legs www.bully-wf.de

Languages:
Orthophonation, logopedics, phonetics

Oliver Vess

Architect | Senior Associate

About:
Born in 1973 in Frankfurt a. M., Germany

Academic Background:
Hochschule Trier, 1995-2002

Professional Background:
steinmetzdemeyer, Luxembourg, 2002-03
m3 architectes, Luxembourg, 2003-06
michel petit, Luxembourg, 2006-14  
Metaform Architects, 2014-

Languages:
German, French, English

Marion Coda

Office Manager

About:
Born in 1987 in Villerupt, France

Academic Background:
Luxembourg School of Commerce, Luxembourg, Gestion en Ressources Humaines, 2015
Lycée Robert Schuman, Metz,  BTS Assistante de gestion PME-PMI, 2008-2009

Professional Background:
Secretary, Lux Auto 54, Longwy, 2014-2015
Professeur d’économie-gestion, Rectorat Nancy-Metz, 2010-2013
Metaform Architects, 2015-

Languages:
French, English

Andrei Clontea

Architect

About:
Born in 1984, Bucarest, Romania

Academic Background:
Spiru Haret University, Bucarest 2006–12 

Professional Background:
Polaris Architects, Luxembourg 2011
ShiftSpace Studio, Bucarest 2013
Tetra Kayser, Luxembourg, 2014-15 
Metaform Architects, 2015- 

Languages:
Romanian, English, French, German

Andi Vigani

Associate | Algorithmic Design Expert

About:
Born in 1989 in Shkodër, Albania

Academic Background:
Building Engineering - Politecnico di Milano, 2008-2012 
Emergent technologies INARCH, Rome, 2013-2014

Professional Background:
Poeckes, Luxembourg, 2010
VGA & Partners, Milano, 2011-2012
FMAU, La Rochelle, 2012
L22, Milano, 2013-2014
Groupe Guy Rollinger, Luxembourg, 2014-2015  
Metaform Architects, 2015-

Languages:
Albanian, English, French, Italian

Alexandre Pascal

Associate Architect

About:
Born in 1988 in Dijon, France

Academic Background:
Master in Global Design. Option: Glass, design & architecture, 2012
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture, Nancy, 2006-12

Professional Background:
Makoto Yamaguchi, Tokyo, Japan, 2012
Polaris Architects, Luxembourg, 2013-16
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, 2016-

Languages:
French, English, Italian, Spanish

Phillip Barnard

Architect

About:
Born in 1989 in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

Academic Background:
University of the Arts London, UK, 2008-09
School of Art, Architecture and Design 2009-12 
University of Lincoln 2013-15

Professional Background:
Polaris Architects, Luxembourg 2012
Atelier-Archimade, Luxembourg 2016
Metaform Architects, 2017-

Languages:
English, Afrikaans, Luxembourgish, French

Aurélie Cara

Architect

About:
Born in 1984 in Poissy, France

Academic Background:
Ecole Nationale supérieure d’Architecture, Toulouse, 2002–08
Professional license HMONP, Toulouse, 2010

Professional Background:
Agence d’Architecture Filiatre Mansour, Toulouse, 2009-16
Metaform Architects, 2017-

Languages:
French, English, Spanish

GG Kirchner

Architect | Partner

About:
Born in 1968 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Academic Background:
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, studies in product design, 1989-1993

Professional Background:
Hermann & Valentiny Architects, Luxembourg, 1993-2017
Founder and editor of the trade magazine Adato, Luxembourg, 2002
Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Trier,
Department of Architecture, 2009-
Associate partner at Hermann Valentiny et Associés, Luxembourg, 2010-2017
Director of Valentiny foundation, 2015-   
Metaform Architects, 2017-

Languages:
German, English, French

Iulian Mosu

Architect

About:
Born in 1984, Constanta, Romania

Academic Background:
UAUIM Bucharest 2003-2009

Professional Background:
Puran Architecture, Bucharest, 2010-11
mOyO studio, Bucharest, 2011-15
Tetra Kayser Associés, Luxembourg, 2015-17
Metaform Architects, 2018-

Languages:
English, French, Romanian

Jarrid Engel

Architect

About:
Born in 1986 in Saarburg, Germany

Academic Background:
Hochschule Trier, Business engineering 2006 – 2008
Hochschule Trier, Architecture 2008 - 2014

Professional Background:
Philippe Schmit architects, Luxembourg, 2009 – 2010
HAMMER – freie Architekten, Trier, 2010 – 2012
VALENTINY hvp architects, Remerschen, 2011 – 2018
Member at Chamber of Architects, Rhineland Palatinate (Germany), 2017-
Metaform architects, 2018-

Languages:
German, English

Philip Trost

Architect

About:
Born in 1993 in Cologne, Germany

Academic Background:
Hochschule Trier, 2012 – 2018

Professional Background:
Sabine Reiser Architektur, Trier, substitute 2014 – 2018 
VALENTINY hvp architects, Remerschen, intern, 2016 
VALENTINY foundation, Remerschen, 2016-2018
Metaform Architects, 2018-

Languages:
German, English, French

Christian Grün

Architect

About:
Born in 1991 in Trier, Germany

Academic Background:
GWT, Trier, Apprenticeship as an architectural draftsman 2007 – 2010
Hochschule Trier, Architecture 2012 – 2018

Professional Background:
GWT, Trier, 2010 – 2012 
VALENTINY hvp architects, Remerschen, intern, 2016 
VALENTINY foundation, Remerschen, 2016-2018
Metaform Architects, 2018-

Languages:
German, English

Nathalie Stachnik

Architect

About:
Born in 1993 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Academic Background:
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 2011-2018

Professional Background:
Jaja Architects, Copenhagen, 2015-2016
Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, 2016
Metaform Architects, 2018-

Languages:
French, English, Spanish, Polish

Bernard Blaschette

Architect

About:
Born in 1986 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Academic Background:
UIBK, Innsbruck, 2007-18   (2011-2015 Pause)

Professional Background:
Luxplan S.A. 2015, Intern
Moreno Architecture & Associés 2016, Intern
Metaform Architects 2017, Intern
Metaform Architects, 2018/11/ -

Languages:
Luxemburgish, German, French, English, Spanish

Norbert Klima M.A.

Architect

About:
Born in 1985 in Ratibor a.d. Oder, Poland

Academic Background:
Architektenkammer Rlp, since 2017       
Hochschule Trier, Architecture, 2008-2013
LBB Niederlassung Diez Rlp, apprentice as draftsman, 2004-2007

Professional Background:
Metaform architects, Luxembourg, 2019-recent
CFW PartmbB BDA, Trier, 2016-2018
AXT Architekten, Trier, 2013-2016
ASP mbH, Trier, 2010-2013
LBB Niederlassung Diez Rlp, 2007-2010

Languages:
German, English

 

Ernest Atanasiu

Architect

About:
Born in 1974 in Bucharest, Romania

Academic Background:
UAUIM Bucharest 1993-1999

Professional Background:
Architecte independant, 2000-2014
Tetra Kayser Associées, 2014-2017
SchemelWirtz Architectes Associées, 2017-2018
Metaform Architectes, 2018 -

Languages:
Romanian,  French, English, Italian

Eric Vallenet

Architect

 

About:
Born in 1960 in Thionville, France
Academic Background:
Ecole d'Architecture, Nancy, 1979-1987

Professional Background:
JM Heisser, architecte, Nancy, 1985-1986
Klein & Sagan, architectes, Metz, 1987
Jean Petit architecte, Luxembourg, 1987-1990
BCV architectes, architecte associé, Thionville, 1991-1994
CBA architectes associés, Luxembourg, 1994-2003
BENG architectes associés, Esch-sur-Alzette, 2003-2018
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, 2018-

Languages:
French, English

Giuseppe Russo

Head of Marketing & Visual Communication

About:
Born in 1976 in Luxembourg

Academic Background:
CAD - College of Advertising & Design Brussels

Professional Background:
Config sys, 1999
Grey Advertising Brussels, Belgium, 2001
Ekima Belgium, Webdesigner, 2000-2002
Style Mtd SA, Luxembourg, Co-Founder, 2001-2004
Braustubl' SA, Luxembourg, Co-Founder, 2001-2002
Tango TV, Luxembourg, Art Director, 2002-2003
AJA Architects, Cape Town South Africa, Multi Media Desginer, 2004
Designed04 cc,  Cape Town South Africa, Co-Founder, 2005-2012
One small seed ltd pty, Cape Town South Africa, Editor-in-chief, Founder, 2005-2016
Giuseppe Russo Consulting, Luxembourg - South Africa, 2015-
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, 2019

Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish

Jackie Ley

Architect

About :
Born in 1991 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Academic Background:
UIBK, Innsbruck, Austria 2011-2015
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria 2016-

Professional Background:
Inside Group, Luxembourg, 2014, Intern
Valentiny hvp Architects, Remerschen 2015-2016, Intern
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg 2019-

Languages:
Luxembourgish, German, French, English

Jessica Ress

Secretary / Receptionist

About:
Born in 1986 in Longeville-les-Metz, France

Academic Background:
Luxembourg School of Commerce, Luxembourg, Gestion en Ressources, 2015
Lycée Robert Schuman, Metz, Baccalauréat Sciences et Technologies Tertiaires, 2005

Professional Background:
Store Manager Michael Kors, Luxembourg 2016-2019
Assistante Store Manager Courrèges, Luxembourg 2015-2016
Administrative Assistante Laboratoire de Biotechnologie 2012-2014
Sales Adviser, Darty, Luxembourg 2006-2012

Languages:
French, English, Portuguese
Basic: German, Luxembourgish

Sven Kahl

Architect, Dipl.-Ing.

About:
Born in 1978 in Saarbrücken, Germany

Academic Background:
TU Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1998-2005

Professional Background:
TU Kaiserslautern, Germany, Research assistant “Lehrgebiet Raumgestaltung + Entwerfen” 2006-2008
Bayer & Strobel Architekten BDA, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2008-2012
Member of the Chamber of Architects Saarland (AKS), Germany, since 2009
Valentiny Architects, Luxembourg, 2012-2019
Associate partner at Valentiny Architects, Luxembourg, 2013-2019
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, since 2019

Languages:
German, English, French

 

 

Teodora Marin

Architect

Grégory Lallemand

Secretary

About :
Born in 1983 in Thionville, France

Academic Background :
Luxembourg Lifelong Learning Center, Luxembourg, Adjoint comptable 2017

Lycée Nicolas Brémontier, Bordeaux, BTS Force de Vente 2004

Professional Background :
Agent de sécurité / assistant administratif, Dussmann Security , Luxembourg, 2012-2019
Vendeur en mobilier, Mobilier de France, Thionville, 2011-2012
Assistant de direction, Mc Donald, Strassen, 2007-2011
Vendeur représentant multicarte, France, 2004-2007
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, since 2019

Languages :
French, English, basic German

Marcin Tecza

Architect

About :
Born in 1988, Poland

Academic:
Cracow University of Technology (Master of Architecture in the Field of Architecture and Urban Design, graduate 2012), Universitaet Stuttgart, Universidad de Monterrey

 

Professional:
Intern: URBANA, Monterrey, Mexico
Intern: Uarchitects, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Architect: Archibureau Pawlowski, Luxembourg
Architect/Urban Designer: Steinmetzdemeyer, Luxembourg
Architect/Urban Designer: Ballinipitt Architectes Urbanistes, Luxembourg
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, since 2019

 

Languages:
Polish, English, French, German

Francesco Ferrante

Architect

About:
Born in 1986 in  Altamura, Italy

Academic Background:
Politecnico di Bari, Facoltà di Architettura, graduated in 2012
Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Bellevelle, 2008

Professional background :
MUTINATI, Officina d’interni, Italy, 2013
Fugman-Janotta Landschaftsarchitekten bdla, Berlin, 2013-2015
Tase Solutions, Luxembourg, 2017-2019
Metaform Architects, Luxembourg, since 2019

 

Languages :
Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

Awards

2018

The Skypark Business Center South at Luxembourg Airport

1st prize in international competition, within the team BIG / Metaform

Velodrome and Sports and Swimming Pool Complex in Mondorf-Les-Bains, Luxembourg

1st prize in international competition, within the team Metaform / Mecanoo

Sinterbecken reintegration in Belval, Luxembourg

1st prize in multiple-stage international competition organized by AGORA

2017

Post Luxembourg Headquarters in Luxembourg City

1st prize in multiple-stage competition

Residence building in Belval

1st prize in housing competition in Belval organized by AGORA

Luxembourg Pavilion at DUBAI EXPO2020

1st prize in Dubai Expo2020 Competition for Luxembourg Pavilion

2012

Apartment building in Cessange

Bauhärepräis OAI 2012

Apartment building in Cessange

Archdaily Building of the year 2011

Apartment building Val Ste Croix, Luxembourg

Bauhärepräis OAI 2012

Pedestrian Bridge, Esch-sur-Alzette

Bauhärepräis OAI 2012

Youth hostel, Larochette

Bauhärepräis OAI 2012

Transformation and extension of the "Bichler house", Mondercange

Bauhärepräis OAI 2012

Residence building competition in Belval-Nord, phase 3

1st Prize

2011

Bioclimatic and energy efficient center Praia, Cape Verde

1st Prize

Pedestrian bridge in Esch-sur-Alzette

Archdaily Building of the year 2010

European Prize for Steel 2011

2009

Residence building competition in Kirchberg

1st Prize

Residence building competition in Belval-Nord, phase 2

1st Prize

Tram Line competition, Luxembourg

Ex-aequo Prize

2008

Single family house in Mertzig

European award for the use of plaster in architecture 2008

Pedestrian bridge in Esch-sur-Alzette

1st Prize

2007

Luxembourg Award for Architecture Prix 2007

European Prize for Steel 2007

2005

Residence building competition in Kirchberg

1st Prize

Living and working unit Lot D in Luxembourg City

1st Prize

2004

Bauhärepräis

Residence building competition in Belval-Nord, phase 1

1st Prize

Awards