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MEKADO Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
Köpenicker Straße 154A / Aufgang D
10997 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 209 665 980
offic(at)mekado.eu

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.

Slavis Lew Poczebutas

Dipl. Ing. Architekt
Owner & Managing Director

Slavis is an Architect and Urbanist and the Managing Partner of MEKADO, working internationally in strategic urban planning, design and architecture. He has worked equally on large-scale, complex projects as well as small-scale projects including private houses, interiors and temporary structures. Before founding MEKADO 2015 in Berlin, he worked as Project Director at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture alongside Rem Koolhaas. There he led the design and management of various large-scale projects such as the New Media Headquarters for Axel Springer in Berlin or the New Hamad International Airport City development and Media City Masterplan in Qatar.

Before joining OMA, he worked as a Project Leader in the international multidisciplinary design firm Arup, both in London and Hong Kong. Here he worked together with some of the industries most brilliant minds, managing a range of cross-disciplinary and integrated urban development projects and eco cities globally.

Slavis has in depth experience in the design of buildings, their interiors, the urban spaces in between and the technologies to operate them. His focus lies in environmental sustainability in the fields of architecture and urban planning. Across his career he has supervised projects such as Wanzhuang Eco-City of Agriculture in Beijing, the Integrated Development Strategy for Ninh Thuan Province in Vietnam or was advisor to the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network funded by the Rockefeller foundation.

Slavis holds a degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture at the University of Technology Berlin and London Metropolitan University. He is Guest Professor and a visiting critic at various universities and speaks regularly at both academic and professional forums.