MEKADO is designing as an international Studio spatial innovations in urban planning architecture and interior design with a strong focus on social and ecological integration. Our team of four creative minds works in a multidisciplinary way and strives to create the added value that good design brings to a product, building or urban environment, especially as a long-term investment in the future.
We specialise in shaping bespoke and sustainable solutions to a variety of design, architectural and urban development challenges.
Mekado strives to develop individually tailored and sustainable design solutions for a wide range of challenges and programmes in design, architecture and planning. In our design, we value the process of experimentation and pursue the sensual use of space, programme and materiality. Our design strategies focus on developing integrated and holistic solutions, going as far as involving the unplanned and unfinished as a part of this process. This adds a valuable and essential creative force to our planning approach.
Our projects are developed in close dialogue with their environment and communities, tailored to the specific needs of their users. Moreover, we integrate the meaningful application of the latest technologies and the sensible use of existing and local resources into our work approach. The programmatic and strategic design approach plays an important role in our work. Since we consider architecture to be a process of dialogue, we work with experts and consultants in every stage of the design process.
Before founding MEKADO, Slavis Poczebutas has worked as an Architect and Urban Planner in renowned offices internationally. After many years as a project leader in the Integrated Urbanism department at Arup in London, he moved to Hong Kong to boost and develop the Urban Design department at Arup Hong Kong. Subsequently, he moved to The Netherlands where he worked as Project Director for many years with Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. At OMA he directed a diverse range of projects, such as the Axel-Springer Headquarters in Berlin, focusing on the intersection between architecture and urban planning.