Manuela Belova

Architecture by Belova, Founder | Sofia, Bulgaria


Manuela Belova is an architect who has always been passionate about high-rise buildings. She makes it her priority to research the latest innovations in the construction process for tall buildings and investigate improved designs for integrating these in different urban contexts. She also has an interest in furthering the understanding of people’s fascination or disagreement for this kind of buildings and the hidden psychological reasons.

Her professional path started after she graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Belleville (France) in 2011. Manuela then went on to work on a variety of architectural projects in France, Belgium and Bulgaria (including the construction of the New Headquarters of the Council of the European Union in Brussels) before co-founding her own practice in Sofia, Bulgaria. Some of her other initiatives include organizing and leading…

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Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee, Member (2017 – Present)

Working Group: Passivhaus (2018 – Present)

Regional Representative, Bulgaria, Regional Representative (2017 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Poster Presenter, Middle East (2018)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Australia 2017)