Johan Metzger

Johan Metzger

Brussels, BE



To belong, to contradict, to emphasize, to interfere: to make architecture is above all to speak of connections. Columns that think of trees or totems, thickness of walls to live on, the stratification of glasses that create ambiguity, materials of yesterday and techniques of the moment ... I like the idea an unexpected microcosm, emotion and pleasure. It remains to invent the poetic situation. The one that links the project with its macrocosm: the site and its strata of history. The attitude, specified by the place, can sometimes favor sobriety and effacement, sometimes accentuate a clear and direct presence. Dialogue, complement, or reveal: in all cases, it is a game of encounters and telescoping of meanings. A successful project probably brings more questions than answers.



Atelier Ma2, Brussels, BE, Bachelor student intern

Feb 2014 - current

Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, FR, Internship

Sep 2018 - Oct 2018

Studio Odile Decq, Paris, FR, Student internship

+ Contributed to conceptual design and produced programmatic diagrams
+ Layout of a architectural competition file
+ Produced sections

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

3A Architects, Brussels, BE, Student intership

+ Housing project construction phase monitoring
+ Produced physicals models

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013


ThinkParametric, BArch, Advanced Architectural Skills

ThinkParametric is an online platform that teaches in-demand skills for computational designers.

Jan 2018 - current

LaCambreHorta (ULB), Brussels, BE, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2014 - current

ETH Zürich, ETH Future Cities Laboratory Simulation Platform

Future Cities by ETHx : « Understand a city’s people, components, functions, scales and dynamics, as precondition for its sustainable design and management »

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014


Idea for Futur Architecture Platform, Nomination

Future Architecture is the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.


Best short-movie of ULB graduate architecture school, 1st Place

Realization of a short film of less than one minute entitled "The other".
1st prize of the jury, composed of professors and professionals.


Photography Competition Places of Memory 14-18, Honorable Mention

Photographic competition focusing on the places of memory of the First World War in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.


European Prize for the International Photographic Experience of Monuments 2014, Award

Prize-winning photography at European level.
Soldier of the Monument to the Glory of the Belgian Infantry in Brussels - Poelaert Square


Areas of Specialization