Polaris was founded in Rotterdam in 2001. Initially the office was set up as a collective of architects, but in the year 2005 the studio – led by Carole Schmit and François Thiry – moved to Luxembourg, from where they develop several projects located in different European countries. The Skip Pavilion, designed within the framework of an international competition for young architects, is located in the old industrial neighborhood of Belval, south of Luxembourg. On a plot in the commune of Esch-sur-Alzette, the center of the siderurgical industry in the country, rises this unique multipurpose volume of 400 square meters of surface. Its playful form acts as a lure for visitors, housing in its interior an exhibition space, a reading hall, seminar rooms, an information point and spaces for leisure...
Carole Schmit, François Thiry
Bertrand Vanturenhout, Emil Ivanescù, Karen Kesteloot
Daedalus Engineering Boma (estructura structure); Betic (ingeniería technical engineer)