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

Founder / 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

Secretary

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

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

Languages:
French, English

Bénédicte Herr

Architect

About:
Born in 1986 in Luxemburg, Luxemburg

Academic Background:
ISACF La Cambre, Brussels, 2006-12
Academie Van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam, 2009-10

Professional Background:
MSA, Brussels, 2012  
Metaform Architects, 2012-

Languages:
Luxemburgish, German, French, English

Sebastien Bizarro

Architect

About:
Born in 1973 in Liège, Belgium

Academic Background:
Institut Supérieur d'Architecture Lambert Lombart, Liège, 1990-95

Professional Background:
Atelier d'Architecture ZED, Liège, 1996
Jean Petit Architectes, Luxembourg, 2000-09
Metaform Architects, 2010-

Languages:
French

Thierry Cruchten

Founder / 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

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

Architect

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

Architect

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

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

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

Architect

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

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, 2015-

Languages:
German, French, English

Antonino Mancuso

Land surveyor

About:
Born in 1969 in Messina, Italy

Academic Background:
Institution for Technical Surveyors "G. Minutoli", Messina, Italy, 1982-1987

Professional Background:
Licensed surveyor's office - Studio Tecnico geom. Antonino Mancuso, Messina, Italy, 1993-2014
Land surveyor at Metaform Architects, 2015-

Languages:
Italian, English, French

Marion Coda

Secretary

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

Digital Designer

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 Pascalou

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, University of Lincoln, 2009-12, 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

Dipl. Des. Arch.

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

Awards

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