Studio An Fonteyne


An Fonteyne graduated from Ghent University and worked for DKV Architekten in Rotterdam and David Chipperfield Architects in London. Together with Philippe Viérin and Jitse van den Berg she established Brussels based noAarchitecten in 2000. Currently the office works on the restauration and extension of the Steen, Antwerps oldest building and they were selected to design the ambitious Kanal - Centre Pompidou in Brussels - together with Sergison Bates architects (London) and EM2N (Zurich). Before joining the ETH An Fonteyne taught at TU Delft and was professor at Hasselt University.

Pablo Donet studied at TU Darmstadt and ETH Zürich. After his graduation in 2008 he joined Staufer & Hasler Architekten, where he worked on several competitions of varying scales. From 2011 to 2016 he worked at Caruso St John Architects Zürich as a project manager for the Bremer Landesbank. Following the completion of this project he started his own practice, Donet Schäfer Reimer Architekten, along with Tim Schäfer and Tanja Reimer. The office gained recognition after winning major competions for experimental cooperative Housing like San Riemo in Munich and Guggach III in Zürich, which is currently being developed.

Thomas Klement studied at TH Karlsruhe and ETH Zurich. After his graduation in 2008 he joined Buchner Bründler Architects where he worked amongst others as project manager for the refurbishment of the Youth hostel St. Alban and the transformation of Hotel Nomad. Later he joined Diener & Diener Architects in Basel. Together with Steffen Jürgensen he ran the Zurich based office Jürgensen Klement Architekten from 2014 to 2019. The practice has been working on a number of commissions and competitions of different scales with a focus on housing. Their innovative proposal for a cooperative housing estate in Aarau was awarded 1st prize in 2014 and has just recently been completed. Since early 2019 he pursues own projects relating back to his experience in building transformation. Before joining Studio Fonteyne in 2017 he already taught at the chair of Architecture and Construction of Prof. Annette Spiro at ETH from 2013 to 2015.

Galaad Van Daele studied at ENSAPLV—Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette (from which he graduated in 2014) and TU Berlin. He then earned a postmaster’s degree in architectural research at ENSAPLV in 2016 with a dissertation entitled The Landscape as Battlefield, with which he initiated an ongoing research trajectory focusing on the idea of space as an aesthetical construct under iconographic influence, mixing theory with visual practice. From 2014 to 2018, he collaborated with 51N4E architects in Brussels on urban and architectural projects, and led the development of several exhibitions and publications presenting the work of the office in an international context. Since 2018 he works independently on a range of competitions, exhibitions, editorial and research projects.

Serafina Eipert studied at TU Munich and École d‘architecture de la ville et des territoires à Marne-la-Vallée. After her graduation at TU Munich in 2014 she worked for PalaisMai Architekten und Stadtplaner. In 2015 she joined noAarchitecten in Brussels where she worked amongst others on the urban and architectural design for the site of Tour & Taxis in Brussels and the housing competition for the Ziegeleipark-Areal Horw in Luzern Süd. As a project manager she worked on the restoration and extension of the Ensor House in Ostend, which is currently being constructed. In 2018 she started her own practice together with Wolfram Winter. Before joining Studio An Fonteyne in 2019 she taught as a junior assistant at the chair of urbanism and housing of Prof. Bruno Krucker and Stephen Bates at TU Munich.