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About us

Metropolis stands as a visionary creative studio, seamlessly weaving together the realms of architecture, production design, and cutting-edge digital technologies. Our commitment lies in the cultivation of intricate and groundbreaking projects that transcend conventional boundaries.


Awards & Nominations

Restaurant & bar Design Awards 2022-2023

Our team is thrilled to announce that the HiroBay restaurant has been honored with the Restaurant and Bar Design Award in the Alfresco and Biophilic Design category. This inspiring project reflects our dedication to sustainability, featuring a structure crafted from glued laminated timber that beautifully evokes the image of a shipwreck.
In addition, we are delighted to share that Tuya has been nominated in the Luxury category, standing alongside prestigious restaurants from Miami, Hong Kong, London, and New York. This nomination underscores the exceptional quality and sophistication of Tuya's offerings, placing it among the world's most esteemed dining establishments.

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Metropolis Studio embarked on a remarkable journey, marked by a series of prestigious awards and nominations that reflect their commitment to architectural excellence. The trajectory began in 2016 with the First Prize for the Cavalaire sur Mer Marina project, showcasing their early international acclaim.

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Fast forward to 2019, Metropolis Studio secured the First Prize at the Annual Architecture Bucharest for their outstanding project SEED in the "Architecture Projects/Residential Architecture" category, a testament to their regional impact.


Meet the team

About Dragoș Epure

At the helm of Metropolis stands Dragos Epure, the mastermind and founding architect behind this innovative architectural studio with a multi-disciplinary essence. His academic journey led him to the corridors of architectural educaton at the Technical University of Karlsruhe and the Technical University of Iasi. After immersing himself in the artistry of architecture, Dragos further honed his skills, earning a master's degree from the prestigious Academy for Film and Television in Munich, specializing in production design.

Armed with a profound understanding of both architecture and production design, Dragos embarked in diverse internships in Germany, spanning the realms of media design and architectural construction. The result of this rich tapestry of experiences is the multi-disciplinary core that is Metropolis, a testament to Dragos Epure's visionary leadership.

Under his guidance, Metropolis has garnered an impressive array of awards, graced renowned exhibitions, and cultivated a diverse clientele spanning architecture, product design, immersive spaces and art installations. The driving force behind the ethos of Metropolis is Dragos's unyielding commitment to exploring every facet that contributes to the effective design impact in every project.

In his creative endeavors, Dragos Epure consistently seeks to kindle emotions, envisioning and crafting digital, participatory, and groundbreaking spaces. Immaterial elements such as space, light, transparency, vibrating textures, and colors are not mere components but instruments orchestrated to resonate with the human experience.

Dragoș Epure

About Gianina Toader

Passion and precision converge in Gianina's unwavering love for the practical and aesthetic facets of design. Her distinctive blend of candor and a discerning sense of equilibrium permeate every aspect of her work. Gianina's artistic character serves as the guiding force, enabling her to craft well-balanced solutions for each project she undertakes.

Firm in her belief that quality design should be omnipresent — whether in buildings, spaces, or objects — Gianina channels her artistic prowess to bring this vision to life. Embracing new challenges not as obstacles but as pathways to innovation and beauty, she approaches each project with an infectious enthusiasm.

With a Master's in Architecture from the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Bucharest, Gianina's commitment to design excellence extends across the entire spectrum of the creative process. From conception and 3D modeling to visualization, she immerses herself passionately, considering teamwork as the ultimate playground for collaborative success. Gianina stands as a testament to the transformative power of creativity and dedication in the pursuit of design brilliance.

Gianina Toader

About Adelina Podlovschi

Adelina emerges as an artistic personality seamlessly defined by a unique fusion of pragmatism, with an unwavering focus on functionality and meticulous attention to detail. In her creative realm, every space crafted by Adelina stands as a testament to the harmonious marriage of functional design and balanced aesthetics.

Her passion for details and an appreciation for contrasts distinguish Adelina's work, setting her apart as a creator with exceptional command over surfaces and lines. Each project undertaken by Adelina becomes a canvas where functionality is elevated to an art form, and meticulous attention to aesthetics ensures a perfect equilibrium.

In Adelina's hands, spaces come alive with purpose, showcasing not only her technical prowess but also her innate ability to infuse beauty into every facet of design. Her dedication to achieving a seamless interplay between form and function makes Adelina a trailblazer in the realm of design, where artistic vision meets pragmatic execution in perfect harmony.


Adelina Podlovschi

About Iulian Tanaselea

Iulian emerges as a distinctive force in the realm of design, leaving an indelible mark through his adept manipulation of minimal surfaces where geometry seamlessly transforms into a coherent masterpiece. Having completed his studies at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture, Iulian further honed his skills at the Montpellier ENSAM School of Architecture and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki AUTH.

His passion for design extends into the realms of computational design and the intricacies of parametric design, where Iulian finds his creative zenith. In his hands, geometry transcends the conventional, taking on a life of its own and becoming a canvas for innovation and precision.

Iulian's work stands as a testament to the power of simplicity and meticulous geometry, creating spaces that are not only visually captivating but also functionally efficient. His journey from academic pursuits to the mastery of design principles reflects a dedication to pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Iulian's visionary approach to design sets him apart as a maestro in the fusion of minimalism, geometry, and the dynamic world of parametric design.

Iulian Tanaselea

About Malina Onofrei

Malina Onofrei is an esteemed professional in the field of architecture, whose dedication and expertise have left an indelible mark on the industry. With years of experience under her belt, Malina brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to every project she undertakes.

Working diligently in an architectural office, Malina Onofrei is known for her meticulous attention to detail and her unwavering commitment to excellence. Whether she's drafting blueprints, collaborating with colleagues, or meeting with clients, Malina approaches her work with a rare combination of passion and precision.

In addition to her innate talent, Malina Onofrei is continuously honing her skills through ongoing education and professional development courses. She understands the importance of staying abreast of the latest trends, technologies, and methodologies in architecture, and she actively seeks out opportunities to expand her knowledge base.

Malina's dedication to her craft is evident in every aspect of her work. From her innovative designs to her seamless project management, she consistently delivers results that exceed expectations. Clients and colleagues alike commend her for her professionalism, creativity, and ability to translate their visions into reality.

In the fast-paced world of architecture, Malina Onofrei stands out as a shining example of professionalism and talent. Her passion for her work, coupled with her commitment to excellence, ensures that she will continue to be a driving force in the industry for years to come.

Malina Onofrei

About Vlad Sbircea

Vlad is a dynamic force within the architectural realm, his presence resonating with creativity and innovation. With a keen eye for detail and a natural aptitude for design, Vlad navigates the complexities of architecture with finesse and flair.

Within the architectural sphere, Vlad is renowned for his ingenuity and forward-thinking approach. His designs are not merely structures but embodiments of vision and purpose, each blueprint reflecting his unique perspective and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Fueling his passion for architecture, Vlad continuously seeks to expand his horizons through relentless self-improvement and exploration. From attending workshops to embracing emerging technologies, he remains at the forefront of the industry's ever-evolving landscape.

Vlad's professionalism is matched only by his boundless creativity. He approaches each project with enthusiasm and dedication, collaborating seamlessly with clients and colleagues to bring visions to life. His ability to marry aesthetics with functionality sets him apart as a true luminary in the field.

In the realm of architecture, Vlad's name is synonymous with innovation and integrity. His contributions to the industry are not just structures but legacies, leaving an indelible mark on the built environment for generations to come.

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