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Ever since POLA was founded in 2009, different generations, nationalities and aptitudes have been conjoined in our company. Around two dozen people from the fields of open-space design, architecture, construction engineering, communications and the humanities are working together on the design of memorable places.

We are an office that specialises in public tenders, and we love taking on challenges at different scales. We want to be bold and stand up for our convictions – even at the risk of causing a stir. We believe that even failure helps us grow, as long as we remain authentic. And we look for beauty, usually or especially in the imperfect, in the ephemeral. All of this is what makes our work so appealing.

Ever since POLA was founded in 2009, different generations, nationalities and aptitudes have been conjoined in our company. Around two dozen people from the fields of open-space design, architecture, construction engineering, communications and the humanities are working together on the design of memorable places.

We are an office that specialises in public tenders, and we love taking on challenges at different scales. We want to be bold and stand up for our convictions – even at the risk of causing a stir. We believe that even failure helps us grow, as long as we remain authentic. And we look for beauty, usually or especially in the imperfect, in the ephemeral. All of this is what makes our work so appealing.

Jörg Michel

The notion of the cultural and emotional resonance of places is of central importance in all of Jörg Michel’s works. Before he founded POLA he was a partner at Locodrom and Head of planning offices in Berlin, Munich and Toronto.

Jörg Michel is a visual artist and has a degree in landscape architecture, and is also a trained gardener and landscaper. He has served as a visiting professor for open-space planning and design at Beuth University Berlin and as a lecturer for landscape architecture at Bernburg Technical College.

The notion of the cultural and emotional resonance of places is of central importance in all of Jörg Michel’s works. Before he founded POLA he was a partner at Locodrom and Head of planning offices in Berlin, Munich and Toronto.

Jörg Michel is a visual artist and has a degree in landscape architecture, and is also a trained gardener and landscaper. He has served as a visiting professor for open-space planning and design at Beuth University Berlin and as a lecturer for landscape architecture at Bernburg Technical College.

Jörg Michel
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Kathrin Albrecht

Press and Public Relations Officer (Freelance)
Dipl.-Ing. Interior Architecture + M.A. Communication +49 (0)30 240 0099 10
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Aleksandra Baranova

Deputy project management
B.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 17
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Alena Baumann

Project management
M.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 18
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Thomas Büsch

Construction management
Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 14
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Marcel Dölling

Project management
B.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 22
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Julia Drees

Project team
B.A. Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 24
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Bastian Fletschinger

Project team
B. Eng. +49 (0)30 240 0099 25
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Holly Hein

Senior designer
M.Sc. Landscape Architecture + B.A. Sculpture +49 (0)30 240 0099 10
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Maje Hennes

Project team
B.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 25
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David Kaufmann

Project management
Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 21
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Karsten Meyer

Project management
Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 16
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Jörg Michel

Founder and principal
Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Architect +49 (0)30 240 0099 15
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Diana Mittendorfer

Managing director
M.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 20
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Brigitte Panek

CFO Chief Financial Officer
M.A. Geography + Ethnology +49 (0)30 240 0099 12
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Silvia Paris

Project team
M.Sc. Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 24
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Sara Perovic

Head of competition department
M.Sc. Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 25
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Michelle Ritscher

Project team
B.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 22
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Isabel Rodriguez Lucas

Project management
Dipl.-Ing. Architecture + M.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 23
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Igor Roitburd

Project team
B.Eng. Urban Planning and Design +49 (0)30 240 0099 19
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Matthias Schmidt

Project management
B.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 26
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Niklas Wobbe

Project team
Cand.M.Sc. Landscape Architecture +49 (0)30 240 0099 25

POLA wouldn’t be POLA without our former colleagues.

Stefan Asbrede /// Felix Bachmann /// Rina Balfanz /// Lea Bombien /// Nataliya Borys /// Christoph Carrette /// Cecilia Cicconi /// Juan Cruz Gómez Righetti /// Guillaume De Vore /// Anna Dierking /// Charlotte Driller /// Karen Ehlers /// Nathalie Esposito /// Kamila Grigo /// Lisa Hankow /// Lina Hasenstab /// Ariane Holz /// Katharina Jester /// Julia John /// Madeline King /// Katrin Kolbe /// Manca Kroselj /// Marleen Krüger /// Johannes Mebes /// Arne Mickerts /// David Misselwitz /// Susanne Mühlbauer /// Dominik Müller /// Benjamin Nicaud /// Cristina Palicari /// Anke Palm-Dagdeviren /// Valentina Pilego /// Jakob Pittroff /// Nina Pollex /// Christina Ritter /// Heiko Ruddigkeit /// Florian Rüster /// Juan Sáez Martinez de la Pedraja /// Tristan Scheppach /// Roberta Serra /// Elsa Sitsen /// Anna Slavensky /// Olaf Staack /// Markus Storch /// Anna Szczepaniak /// Natalie Thao /// Marcel Tröger /// Ricky van Lingen /// Lutz Verleger /// Luisa Vogel /// Julia von Lindenfels /// Sissy von Matuschka /// Sabine von Sarnowski /// Julia von Vietinghoff /// Johanna Walkhoff /// Sander Wallays /// Franziska Wedeking /// Jennifer Winkelmann ///

We say THANK YOU!