About


Sarah Poot is an architect pursuing endeavours in the exploration of urban practices in the larger sense.

 

Her education in France, Sweden and Belgium, and diverse professional experiences with research-based practices have helped her cultivate a multifaceted background. Her field of expertise spans over landscape, urban design and social urbanism. She believes in the power of 'space' to become a 'place', and approaches every project - whatever the scale - with the ambition to redefine and strengthen the potential of the identity and uses of a given territory.

 

She develops large scale complex architectural projects, strategic visions and prospective studies - of which la Machinerie de Bègles has been shortlisted finalist in the Europan 14 competition.


Sarah has also been curating debates, installations and interventions at several occasions, and is frequently invited to participate in academic lectures and juries.



Architecture & urban design

 

act.

Co-founder, architect | March 2019 - present

act. is an architecture atelier that evolves between - and acts on - landscape, urbanism and social design. The collection of experience(s), knowledge, know-how and individual expertise of its members supports and defines act. 

It allows act. to reinvent itself for each project, to respond precisely to the ever growing need for specialized talents and skills, and yet stands for a global vision and synthetic thinking.


BOGDAN & VAN BROECK

(Project) architect | November 2015 - present

BOGDAN & VAN BROECK designs the spatial conditions for collective life in urban and rural communities so that they become great places to be in. It considers the design of the spatial environment as a co-creation act involving society, communities, politics, economy and technology, rather than as a solitary act of creativity.

www.bogdanvanbroeck.com


Atelier d'architecture MATADOR

Architect | January 2015 - October 2015

Matador defines itself trough its political commitment, its critical positioning and its cultural vocation. The Atelier militates for an architecture of authorship where the care for context reveals a deep care for human.

www.matador.be

 

CURIOSITA

Co-founder | April 2013 - present

Curiosita aims to be an experiential journey - a platform for the questioning, exploration and exchange of ideas, ideals, experience(s) and knowledge on urban practices. 

www.curiosita.be

 

TAKTYK landscape & urbanism

Urban designer | April 2011 - May 2014

Taktyk is a transnational multidisciplinary practice evolving at the intersection of landscape, infrastructure and public spaces. It engages in city making through practice, research, design studio, editing and art installation.

www.taktyk.net

 

ARJM Architecture & urbanism

Student collaborator | 2009 & 2010

ARJM (now MULTIPLE) is an award winning firm involved in multi-scalar projects in Belgium, between architecture and urban design.

www.multiple.be


 

Lectures, debates & juries

 

2020

EXISTENZ, Portoflioavond, Development + Stad & Architectuur 2019-2020, invited speaker (on behalf of BOGDAN & VAN BROECK)


2019

BAC 3 - LOCI-UCL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited jury member

INTMA 1 - KUL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited speaker


2018

BAC 3 - LOCI-UCL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited jury member

INTMA 2 - KUL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited jury member

Annual staff meeting - KUL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited speaker

Interludes - BOGDAN & VAN BROECK | Co-curator

 

2017

BAC 3 - LOCI-UCL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited jury member

BAC 3 - LOCI-UCL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited lecturer (on behalf of BOGDAN & VAN BROECK)

Interludes - BOGDAN & VAN BROECK | Co-curator

BAC 2 - LOCI-UCL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited jury member

 

2014

MASTER 2 - KUL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited lecturer

Academic opening - KUL, Faculty of Architecture | Invited speaker

Expectations - CURIOSITA | Co-curator

 

 

Awards

 

FINALIST

Europan 14 - Site de Bègles, Bordeaux

With William Riche and CLAP (Stéphanie Querio & Florian Bonino)

December 2017

 

LAUREATE

Of the International Master of Science in Architecture 2014

LUCA - KU Leuven, Campus Brussels

June 2014

 

BEST STUDENTS 2012

ADU Pilot Project

ADU 2020 - Alfa Network

January 2013

 

 

Education

 

LUCA - KU LEUVEN

Master Degree in Science of Architecture

Sept 2012 - July 2014 | Brussels, BE

Obtained Magna Cum Laude

 

LUND TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA

Erasmus Exchange Program

Aug 2008 - July 2009 | Lund, SE

 

ENSA MONTPELLIER

Bachelor Degree in Science of Architecture

Oct 2006 - Sept 2009 | Montpellier, FR

 

LYCEE LOUIS PASTEUR

Literary Baccalauréat

2005 | Neuilly-sur-Seine (Paris), FR

 

 

Contact

 

Sarah Poot

Architect - Brussels

 

contact@sarahpoot.com