Réinventer la Seine

Coldefy & Associates’ project MO-SN was selected among the finalists for Reinventer la Seine on the site Place Mazas. 
The project proposes a new silhouette along the river, and new cultural icon in the Parisian landscape: the 1st immersive theater in France.
The architecture creates a traversable public space, a bridge creating two plazas, inviting people to experience the Seine.

Fondation de Chine

Coldefy & Associés + FCJZ named winner of competition for Fondation de Chine in Paris

Following the international jury presentation and deliberation this June in Beijing, CAAU & Atelier FCJZ have been selected winners of the competition for the new Fondation de Chine at the Cite Universitaire in Paris. The project houses 300 rooms and features common spaces around a green courtyard and hanging gardens, opening to the park and encouraging social exchange. The three other competition finalists were BIAD/AREP, Chen Haoru/Hubert et Roy, and l’Atelier Deshaus/Jacques Ferrier.

Fondation de Chine
New positions open at Caau.

The studio is looking for talented new collaborators to join our team.

Project Managers are welcome to apply.  Please send your resume and work samples to jobs@caau.fr

New positions open at Caau.
Partenord HQ Lille

Coldefy & Associates wins in competition for Partenord HQ in Lille

Coldefy & Associates have won the competition for the mixed-use Headquarters of Partenord Habitat - offices, housing, and retail (LOT 5.1) - in Euralille’s Porte de Valenciennes special development zone, with the team Nord France Constructions, Paindavoine Parmentier, and Tag Architects.

Partenord HQ Lille

Conceptual model

Bao’an Culture and Art Center

Coldefy & Associés wins the Bao'an Art Center competition, in Shenzhen, China.

In association with ECADI, our proposal "Living Canvas" has been selected competition winner for a new museum complex in Bao'an, district in the west of Shenzhen, China.

Bao’an Culture and Art Center

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Physical Model

Pers 01

Project rendering

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Project rendering

Croquis 01

Urban context

Schéma 01

Project diagram

Schéma facades

Facade development

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Facade conditions

Plan RDC

Ground floor plan

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Common floor plan

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The Porte de Valenciennes project must deal with the twofold problem of the continuity of boulevard Hoover and the gradual progression, starting from the economic heart of Euralille, towards the new mixed-use areas.

The programmatic distribution is both simple and obvious: the offices will open onto the major boulevard; the housing will be inserted on the inside of the plot, in contact with a more residential fabric. The 5.6m plinth brings the composition together in a coherent whole.

The double wall that characterizes the façades reconciles the treatment of domestic spaces while providing depth and width to the façade resonating with that of the offices in a coherent manner.

This “grill,” composed of an extensible module, plays with the function that it envelops.  The module grows at times to form the loggias, or stretches at others responding to a double height.  The rhythm of the grill becomes broken in height, exposing the duplex apartments that form the “skyline” of the block.

At the center of the inhabited buildings, the garden forms a free space as a link between two towers. It is about establishing a balance between the area built upon a natural site and the attention paid to nature in an effort to make the area denser. 

Euralille, France

Offices, Housing, Retail

9,800 m²

Competition winner

Completed in 2013

 

Client: NACARAT / SEDAF

Team: Symoé, HDM Ingénierie, Sogeti, ETC, Rabot Dutilleul

 
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Projects

Index

Shenzhen, China
Public
In Progress
2016
Hong Kong, China
Educational
Built
2011
Paris, France
Commercial
Competition
2013
Lille, France
Housing
Built
2015
Shenzhen, China
Public
Competition
2016
Cambrai, France
Educational
Built
2016
Chantilly, France
Mixed use
Built
2012
Lille, France
Housing
Competition
2016
Douai, France
Public
Built
2016
Paris, France
Commercial
Competition
2015
Etaples, France
Public
In Progress
2014
Roubaix, France
Commercial
Built
2016
Mons-en-Baroeul, France
Commercial
Built
2015
Montpellier, France
Educational
Competition
2016
Valenciennes, France
Educational
In Progress
2016
Hong Kong & China
Public
Built
2015
Dunkirk, France
Commercial
Built
2014
Herzogenaurach, Germany
Commercial
Competition
2014
Le Touquet, France
Public
Competition
2013
Euralille, France
Mixed use
Built
2013
Lille, France
Mixed use
In Progress
2013
Tourcoing, France
Educational
Built
2013
Shanghai, China
Housing
In Progress
2015
Shanghai, China
Mixed use
Proposal
2014
Hellemmes, France
Housing
Built
2012
Hong Kong, China
Educational
Competition
2015
Lille, France
Housing
Built
2015
Amiens, France
Housing
In Progress
2015
Amiens, France
Housing
Built
2012
Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Mixed use
Competition
2012
Hellemmes, France
Housing
Built
2014
Geneva, Switzerland
Mixed use
Competition
2014
Hong Kong, China
Urban
Research
2013
Taichung City, Taiwan
Public
Competition
2013
Mons-en-Barœul, France
Mixed use
Under construction
2012
Gdansk, Poland
Public
Competition
2010
Liège, Belgium
Public
Competition
2012
Cambrai, France
Commercial
Built
2015
Deforest de Lewarde High School
Douai, France
Educational
Competition
2012
Cambrai, France
Public
Competition
2012
Lille, France
Mixed use
Competition
2013
Roubaix, France
Educational
Competition
2012
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Public
In Progress
2009
Kobuleti, Georgia
Public
Competition
2012
Hong Kong, China
Public
Competition
2013
Shenzhen, China
Urban
Competition
2013
Lille, France
Mixed use
Competition
2013
Amiens, France
Public
In Progress
2013
Chiatura, Georgia
Public
Competition
2012
Armentieres Housing
Armentieres, France
Housing
Competition
2012
Lille, France
Housing
Under construction
2015
Rue de Lannoy Housing
Lille, France
Housing
Competition
2010
Valenciennes, France
Urban
Competition
2012
Tourcoing, France
Commercial
Competition
2010
Valenciennes, France
Mixed use
Competition
2011
Lille, France
Housing
Proposal
2012
ZAC de la Gibauderie
Saint-Benoît, France
Housing
Competition
2012
Tourcoing, France
Housing
Competition
2010
Dunkirk, France
Commercial
In Progress
2009
Lille, France
Housing
Competition
2010
Rennes, France
Commercial
Proposal
2008
Hong Kong, China
Urban
Proposal
2009
Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Housing
In Progress
2012
French International School
Hong Kong, China
Educational
Research
2008
Aulnoye-Aymeries SDIS
Aulnoye-Aymeries, France
Public
Competition
2010
Epernay Community House
Epernay, 2011
Public
Competition
2011
Lens, France
Public
Competition
2005
New York, USA
Mixed use
Research
2006
Maison Monceaux
Bemecourt, France
Housing
Built
2009
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Public
Competition
2010
Anne Frank Secondary School
Dourges, France
Educational
Competition
2009
Placide Courtoy High School
Hautmont, France
Educational
Built
2009
Cambrai Police Headquarters
Cambrai, France
Public
Built
2009
Peronne Professional High School
Peronne, France
Educational
Competition
2008
Seclin UTPAS
Seclin, France
Public
Built
2009
UIA Congress Pavilion
Turin, Italy
Public
Research
2008
Gauchy Intermarché
Gauchy, France
Commercial
Built
2014
Albert Meault Flunch
Albert, France
Commercial
Built
2014
Guise Intermarché
Guise, France
Commercial
Built
2012
Lomme Intermarché
Lomme, France
Commercial
Built
2014
Albert Intermarché
Albert, France
Commercial
Built
2013
Tradilinge Store
Cambrai, France
Commercial
Built
2010
Le Quesnoy Retail
Le Quesnoy, France
Commercial
Built
2012
Marquette-lez-Lille Intermarché
Marquette-lez-Lille, France
Commercial
Built
2010
Wingles Intermarché
Wingles, France
Commercial
In Progress
2011
Netto store
Peronne, France
Commercial
Built
2010
Storage building
Beauvois-en-Cambrésis, France
Commercial
Built
2010
Peronne Intermarché
Peronne, France
Commercial
Built
2009
Le Quesnoy retail development
Le Quesnoy, France
Commercial
Built
2012
Beaurains Hotel
Beaurains, France
Commercial
Proposal
2012
Bethune IUT
Bethune, France
Educational
Built
2014
Occupational health offices
Caudry, France
Commercial
Built
2011
Denain Apartments
Denain, France
Housing
Competition
2010
La Forêt district Housing
Cambrai, France
Housing
Competition
2010
Watte Epeule district Housing
Roubaix, France
Housing
Competition
2009
Faidherbe Apartments
Cambrai, France
Housing
Built
2009
Route d’Hazebrouck Housing
Wallon-Cappel, France
Housing
Competition
2009
Boulogne-sur-Mer Housing
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Housing
Competition
2008
Pecquencourt Apartments
Pecquencourt, France
Housing
Competition
2008
Bois du Quesnoy Housing
Hautmont, France
Housing
Built
2014
Residential Hotel
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Commercial
Competition
2011
Rue Saint Georges Apartments
Cambrai, France
Housing
Proposal
2011
Urban Community Headquarters
Cambrai, France
Public
Built
2012
St Nicolas Apartments
Saint-Nicolas, France
Housing
Competition
2010
ZAC du Contoy
Harly, France
Housing
Competition
2008
Soissons Housing
Soissons, France
Housing
Competition
2012
Lagodekhi Public Service Hall
Lagodekhi, Georgia
Public
Competition
2012

Studio

Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute are the dynamic duo of Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban Planners, leading the diverse international team based in Lille, France.

 

The firm is characterized by their dynamism and creativity, animated by an international tropism that drives them to participate regularly in professional events around the world as well as in large international competitions.  Their originality and resourcefulness have brought them success in a number of entries, including the Hong Kong Design Institute which they won in 2006 against 162 teams. Complete since 2009 this building has been the subject of numerous international publications as well as being nominated for the AFEX Grand Prize in 2012 and shown in the Venice Architecture Biennale. As a result of this success the firm has opened an office in Hong Kong and more recently in Shanghai, where the architects now visit regularly.

 

The firm’s international activity extends beyond Asia, having won the international conference center in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso in 2009, the Public Service Hall in Kobuleti, Georgia in 2012, and was awarded the silver prize for the IDA awards 2012. In association with Steven Holl, they were selected as one of the 5 finalists for the International Louvre Lens competition. The company has won many international prizes including the IDA Prize in 2012 and the 40 under 40 award in 2010 which recognizes the most talented of young architects worldwide.

In France, Coldefy & Associates continues to develop a number of projects, notably at the heart of the Lille metropolitan area where they have already completed multiple operations: multi-family housing and office space in the Arboretum at Porte de Valenciennes in Euralille, the Lucie Aubrac Secondary School in Tourcoing - first low-energy rated school in the region - and even Rigot Stalars, a mixed-use historic rehabilitation and extension, creating a new neighborhood in Dunkirk.

 

In 2016, the office will bring to completion two major construction sites in the Lille metropolitan area: the Aquatic Center in Douai and the Lycée Hôtelier of Lille. After having completed the first phase of the new OVH campus, the team is currently working on the design for a complex that brings together leisure, culture, and retail spaces in Orgeval, as well as the transformation of an eclectic historical neighborhood in Fuzhou, China. Additionally in progress are multiple commissions and competitions including a school for graphic arts in Montpellier, the planning of a new development zone in the Paris region, the second phase of Rigot Stalars, a restaurant and high-end residential units in the historic Vieux Lille, the modernization of a Villa in Shanghai, etc.

 

The firm distinguishes itself with an open and innovative spirit acquired in high-quality international offices, particularly in the United States.  Thomas and Isabel met at SCAU in Paris after working for, amongst others, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and Richard Meier and Partners on large scale complex projects. Their project method employs extreme consideration to the site, an urban culture concerned with the appropriate density and diversity, as well as a conceptualization process where the various project factors are continually brought together to the point of overlap.

Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute

People

Key people

 

Thomas COLDEFY

Architect DESA

Principal

 

Thomas Coldefy earned a degree in architecture from Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. He is a licensed architect in France and serves as Principal of Coldefy & Associates since 2006. His previous experience includes positions held at KPF Architect (New York), Ateliers Hamoutène Architectes (Paris), SCAU + Tadao Ando (Paris), Swanke, Hayden Connell Architects (London), SOM Architects (New York) and Atelier Yves Lion (Paris).

 

Isabel VAN HAUTE

Architect DESL

Associate

 

Isabel Van Haute earned a degree in architecture from Saint-Luc School of Architecture in Ghent. Licensed architect in Belgium, she served as Artistic Director of Coldefy & Associates since 2006, and Associate since 2016. Her previous experience includes positions held at Richard Meier and Partners (New York), Patrick Berger (Paris), SCAU (Paris), and Agence Dominique Perrault (Paris).

 

Simon DUCREU

Architect HMONP

Project Director

 

Simon Ducreu earned his degree in architecture from the Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture of Lille. Accredited for licensure as an architect in France, he became Project Director in Coldefy & Associates in 2016 after 7 years as Project leader. Previously, he has collaborated with the offices Luc Delemazure Architectes, Boyeldieu-Dehaene, and Parallèle 3, in Lille.

  

Zoltán NEVILLE

Architect HMONP - B.Arch.

Director of Design & International Development

 

Zoltán Neville earned his degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. He joined Coldefy & Associates as Project leader in 2012, and earned a French degree from the Ecole Supérieure d’architecture of Lille. Accredited for licensure as an architect in France from the Ecole Supérieure Paris-Malaquais, he became Director of Design & International Development in 2016. His international profile has brought him to collaborate with various offices: Architecture-Studio (Paris), CenterCal Properties and Studio Shift (USA), ADU Epitész Iroda and Erick Van Egeraat Associated Architects (Budapest).

  

Nathalie BOUFFLERS

Administrative and Financial Director

 

Nathalie Boufflers holds a degree as BTS Secrétariat Commercial Bilingue. She joined Coldefy & Associates in 2007 as Administrative and Technical Secretary. With many years of experience with offices such as Frank Rémy Architectes and Saison Menu, she became Administrative and Financial Director of Coldefy & Associates in 2016.

 

Marc FRANCO

Architect DPLG

Director Paris 

 

Marc FRANCO earned his degree in architecture from the Ecole d’Architecture of Paris La Villette (UP6). Accredited for licensure as an architect in France since 2001, he is named Director Paris at Coldefy & Associates in 2016. After working for André Martin in Saint-Mandé, he became an independent architect in 2001 collaborating with many offices such as: Edouard Boucher & Guillaume Neuhaus architects, Leclerc & Dusapin, Laurent Niget architect, Roland Castro & Sophie Denissof, Berthelier-Fichet-Tribouillet, Philippe Fichet architects, and Reichen & Robert and associates.

 

Zhuo WANG ROLLAND

Architect

Director Asia

 

Zhuo WANG ROLLAND has a dual degree educational background of project management and architectural, she is a member of PMI also earned the PMP & PRINCE2 professional certifications. She joined Coldefy & Associates as project leader in 2013, she became Director Asia in 2016. Her international profile has brought her to collaborate with various offices: Architecture-Studio (Paris), Chaix et Morel Associes (Paris),HDA Architects (Paris), Will Alsop Asia (Beijing) .

 

Michael SHAMIEH

Architect – AIA

Director


Michael SHAMIEH graduated from the Berkeley University of California, where he earned his professional license in architecture. Following 20 years of experience within American offices as an architect and a manager, he lands in France in 2005 and joins Cuno Brullman Jean-Luc Crochon + Associés, then Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés. His international profile and expertise, as well as his skills in management, technical, and construction-related topics, bring him to join Coldefy & Associés in 2017, as a director.

 

Claire SEITE

Secretary general

 

Claire Séité obtained her diploma in economic and social management. She joins Coldefy & Associés in 2017 as a secretary general. Carrying a 20-year experience in the cultural environment, in the fields of production and coordination, she was co-director at the Colisée, theatre of Roubaix for a period of 10 years. She previously held a position in the Hippodrome as well, the national theater of Douai , in the Concert d’Astrée, the excentric festival, the national center of Theater, the Grand hall of la Villette and Lille 2004 – European capital of culture.

 

Collaborators since 2006

 

Thomas AMARSY

Alban ALTIER

Donatien APPLER

Quentin BATELI

Katrin BERGMANN

Nathalie BOUFFLERS

Cécile BRISSEZ

Camille BRULARD

Fanny CARON

Sergio CARRETERO

François CHANTIER

Bertrand COLDEFY

Chantal COLDEFY

Thomas COLDEFY

Geoffrey CORDONNIER

Nicolas CROXOO

Monika CYSEK

Bing DAI

Hervé DANSART

Dany DEBRY

Stephanie DECAN

Aude DEMEA BOURSIN

Geoffrey DIACKIW

Caroline DOLACINSKI

Jean-Pierre DORGES

Vincent DUCATEZ

Simon DUCREU

Lucas DUJARDIN

Pierre DUMEZ

Anouk DUQUOC

Perrine DUQUESNE

Maria Angela FERNANDEZ

Felipe FIGUEREDO

Mylène FOURMESTRAUX

Léa FOURNIER

Marc FRANCO

Jerry GEURTS

Alain GHESTEM

Florian GIROGUY

Bruno GRASSI

Sophie GRAUX

Véronique GODDELIERE

Marianna GUARINO

Nicolas GUIOT

Susan HAGERTY

Ludovic HAEHNSEN

Brigitte HIBOUX

Alice HUET

Alissa JAMES

Lisa KENNEY

Luc KIRKET

Marion LECLERCQ

Gérard LEFEBVRE

Maeva LENEVEU

Angéline LITTERI

Yebei LIU

Hakima LOUNAS

Emmanuelle MAUDENS

Rodolphe MAZAIRAT

Thomas MERTENS

Leila MET DEN ANCXT

Laureline MIALON

Sabah MOUFAKKIR

Ettore MUSSO

Zoltán NEVILLE

Sarah OUVRAY

Franck PETIT

Laurence PLOYAERT

Tatiana POGGI

Maxime PRUVOST

Huan QI

Marie-Aline RIVAL

Blandine ROULET

Eric RYDZ

Sahar SAFIEDDINE

Koohyar SAMIEE

Claire SEITE

Julien SENEZ

Apameh SEYED

Samson SHUA

Ludivine SPANNEUT

Long THANG

Rafa VALL

Isabel VAN HAUTE

Vincent VAULOT

Clément VIROULAUD

Zhuo WANG ROLLAND

César WATTERLOT

Joanna WIECZOREK

Yiru YANG

Xudong ZHAO

Approach

Attentiveness to the quality of public space, an attuned pursuit for the harmony between context, landscape and building, and a respect for the program and economy of means are the defining predispositions of Coldefy and associates.  This approach is based on the environmental, urban and social contexts of a project that forms its image and identity.

The rigorous approach is a crossbreeding of the search for simple, convivial urban events, traces of humanity and a sense of dialogue with all the actors of the project: the client, but also the collaborating engineers and enterprises. 

This dialogue is guided by a priority objective: to respond to the function while simultaneously providing a certain quality of life to the users. Rejecting anecdote and exuberance, the studio pursuits nevertheless to create surprise; all the while exploring the correctness of solutions. For them, a building must be legible, sensitive, resonating and innovative. In order to change habits, it must also push certain limits

Awards

Pyramides d’or Prize (2017)
Coldefy & Associés receives Pyramides d’or Prize for operation management in Mons-en-Baroeul.

 

Coup de cœur du jury Pyramides (2017)
Coldefy & Associés has won with the residential bulding Land Art in Lille.

 

Connected Building Prize (2017)
Coldefy & Associés awarded the Connected Building Prize for housing in Domaine de Montalembert in Villeneuve d’Ascq.

 

AIA Honor Award (November 2014)

Hong Kong Design Institute selected to receive AIA Honor Awards for Open International 

 

Quality Excellence Award (June 2014)
CAAU’s iconic Hong Kong Design Institute wins the “Best of all Projects” Quality Excellence Award

 

The Architizer A+ Awards (2013)
awarded the Rogations Street Housing.

 

Green Building Award (June 2012)

The Hong Kong Institute receives Merit Award, organized by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

 

AFEX (2012)

CCAU awarded palmarès Grand Prix AFEX at the Venice Biennial for HKDI.

 

« Terra Cotta Prize » (2012)

CAAU awarded the « Terra Cotta Prize » for housing in Lille-Hellemmes, France.

 

International Design Awards (February 2012)

CAAU awarded the IDA Silver Award, to be received in Los Angeles in 2013


“Pyramide d’Argent” Prize (April 2011)

CAAU has won with the residential and office building “Arboretum” in Lille, organized by the northern France Developers committee.

 

“Pyramide d’Or” Prize (April 2011)

CAAU has been selected to run for the National.

 

“40 under 40” Asia Prize (2011)

Organized by Perspective, Valcucine et Demode

 

“40 under 40” European Prize (2010)

Organized by European Centre for architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum

 

“Spécial Hiver” Prize (2009)

Organized by ESA Paris

 

 “Tour Eiffel” Prize (2007)

Organized by ESA Paris

 

APIDA Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (2007)

Jury Member

 

Publications

News archive


 

10x100 PMQ exhibition
HKDI to figure in the 10x100 Exhibition in PMQ this month.

 

Our HKDI is part of the 100 best designs of these last 10 years to be presented in an exclusive exhibition in PMQ, Hong Kong, until March 5th. 

Bagnolet Offices
Coldefy & Associates will design a new office building just in the neighborhood of Porte de Bagnolet, Paris.

 

Novaxia properties and Bagnolet's Mayor Mr. Tony Di Martino have chosen Coldefy & Associates’ design for an ambitious new commercial project near Porte de Bagnolet in Paris, at the edge of the periphery highway.

Lille Courthouse
Coldefy & Associés selected to participate in the next courthouse of Lille competition.

 

Selected among four other international teams, Coldefy & Associates’ team with Sou Fujimoto will compete in the architectural contest for the new Courthouse of Lille.

The competition, launched by APIJ, will regroup multiple existing judicial programs, creating a new landmark and foundation for the development of the Vieux Lille neighborhood.

ESMA
New school competition in South of France

 

Coldefy & Associés is part of a few architecture firms shortlisted by the Graduate School of Artistic Vocations (ESMA) to design its new campus in Montpellier. 

Wissous
Office park development in progress for IDEC in Wissous, near Orly.

 

IDEC group has commissioned Coldefy & Associates to design a mixed use park in Wissous, near Paris’ Orly airport. Based on planted green corridors designed by BASE landscape, it will include hotels, offices, shops, data center and a parking structure. 

Montparnasse Tower
Rethinking the Montparnasse Tower

 

As part of the international call for projects for the renovation of the Montparnasse Tower in Paris, Coldefy & Associates used the occasion to form an International laboratory of creation alongside RDAI, Asymptote, Hollwich Kushner and Urbanus for the architectural team. This collaborative think tank is enriched by the talents of artist Xavier Veilhan and BASE landscape architects, as well as the technical expertise of British engineering firm BuroHappold, Franck Boutté sustainability consultants and Observatoire International lighting design.

CAAU in Asia
Moving into new offices in Hong Kong!

 

CAAU has moved its new studio into PMQ. Located in Soho, this revitalized former police dormitory hosts a modern creative hub with architects & designers studios, shops, restaurants and spaces for pop-up exhibitions.

Hortus - Venice Biennale
Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute invited to lecture at the Venice Biennale.

 

On May 27th, Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute will take part in the first Hortus Talk, an official event of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, held at Bauer Hotel. Hortus Venezia is a project that aims to repurpose abandoned greens spaces in Venice through architecture, art and design.

Sèvres: Porcelain of the Kings
Sèvres on the road again!

 

One year after its first outing in Hong Kong, the exhibition “Sèvres, Porcelain of the Kings”, designed by CAAU, is presented in Xian in May 2016. 

Luciline Rouen
Coldefy & Associates shortlisted for a new competition in Rouen!

 

CAAU has been selected among three teams for the design of a new mixed-use complex in an eco-district in Rouen, France. At the heart of the metropolitan area, the Luciline-Rives de Seine district is one of three major urban projects that will increase the availability of modern housing as well as innovative businesses and sustainable amenities for the residents of Rouen and Petit-Quevilly. 

Europe Shopping Gallery
Discover the new face of The Europe Shopping Gallery in center Mons-en-Baroeul.

 

The Europe Shopping Gallery now seems brand new ! CAAU's intervention offers a softer integration by facilitating connections into public space. 

Amiens intergenerational housing
CAAU has been selected competition winner for a new intergenerational housing development

 

Coldefy & Associates has been named winner of the competition for the construction of a new intergenerational residence in Amiens. The residence is made up of a mix of units designed for elderly citizens, families, young professionals and students. The winning design is organized around a communal garden in order to maximize interactions.  

Sèvres: Porcelain of the Kings
CAAU designs exhibition for Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres in Hong Kong

 

Organized by Pierre Dumonteil, together with the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres and UMAG, the exhibition invites visitors to discover the extraordinary quality of the porcelain production at this world-famous manufactory as well as the sophistication of its traditional craftsmanship. A major exhibition of Le French May 2015, it will be on display from June 10 to August 16, 2015.

ArchiDesignClub Awards
CAAU has two projects among the finalists of the ADC Awards 2015

 

Two of CAAU’s projects were selected among the finalists of the ArchiDesignClub Awards 2015: L’Arboretum in Euralille, in the category Logements-Programme mixte (mixed use housing), and Collège Lucie Aubrac in Tourcoing, in the category Enseignement-Primaire et secondaire (Primary and secondary education).

Jilin Jianzhu University
Thomas Coldefy named Guest Professor

 

After an academic lecture this past Fall, Thomas Coldefy has been appointed Guest Professor at the Jilin Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering for his achievements in the field of art and design. Jilin Jianzhu University is located in Changchun, China, in the Jilin Provence.  

AIA Honor Award
HKDI wins AIA Honor Award

 

At the 2014 AIA International Region Inaugural Design Awards held in November at the American Club in Hong Kong, CAAU’s Hong Kong Design Institute was selected to receive an Honor Award in the Open International category.  

Press clipping
Thomas Coldefy among top French creative leaders according to magazine L'Express

 

Weekly news magazine L'Express selected Thomas Coldefy among top French creative leaders. Full article here

Future France lecture series
Thomas Coldefy was invited to lecture at the “Future France” lecture series in Prague

 

This fall Thomas Coldefy gave a lecture as a part of the “Future France” lecture series in Prague. The event is put together by the French Institute in Prague in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture CTU and took place on October 30th. 

Quality Building Award 2014
CAAU's iconic Hong Kong Design Institute wins the “Best of all Projects” Quality Excellence Award

 

The Campus of Hong Kong Design Institute won the Best-of-all-projects Quality Excellence Award and Grand Award in the Non-residential category at Quality Building Award (QBA) 2014. This year’s event, under the theme “Collaboration for Quality,” received overwhelming participation. After 18 months of planning, assessing and judging, HKDI was selected as the QBA 2014 Grand Award Winner. 

Museum in Etaples
CAAU is pleased to be announced winner in the competition for a new Painting Museum in Etaples, France

 

Coldefy & Associates have been announced first prize winners in the competition for a new Painting Museum in Etaples, France, on the Opale Coast.  The competition was completed in March 2014 and represents a major element in the plan for a future renewal of the port area.  The design phase is currently underway.  

Chinachem Sustainable Development Conference
Thomas Coldefy invited to lecture at Chinachem 2014 in Hong Kong

 

Our community involvement is expanding with another invitation for Thomas Coldefy to speak at the 2014 Chinachem Sustainable Development Conference this Fall. More information will be available via major media outlets later this summer. 

Business of Design Week ‘13
Lecture video from BODW 2013 in Hong Kong

 

Now available online is Isabel Van Haute’s lecture from this year’s Business of Design Week in Hong Kong under the thematic “Belgian Spirit.”  The conference took place in December 2013 where Isabel presented the studio’s approach as well as some major projects built and conceptual projects.

The video can be seen at http://youtu.be/pAR3TjxhNmY

Arboretum Inauguration
The Arboretum at ZAC Porte de Valenciennes is officially inaugurated

 

The mixed use project “the Arboretum” has been officially inaugurated in Lille November 4th, 2013. The project is located in the development area ZAC Porte de Valenciennes. The project represents the functional mix desired by the city to animate the transformation of the neighborhood in an extension of the dynamic of Euralille 1 and 2 towards the south.

Amiens Mosque
CAAU has been announced winner of the competition for a Mosque in Amiens, France

 

Coldefy & Associates are pleased to be awarded first prize in a competition for the construction of a new Mosque in Amiens, France. The competition was completed in July 2013 and is currently being developed.

Grand Prix AFEX
Thomas Coldefy named jury member of the AFEX 2014

 

Thomas Coldefy has been invited to serve as one of the jury members for the Grand Prix AFEX 2014. The prize is given every two years and celebrates a project by a French architect realized abroad. CAAU was among the finalists in 2012 with the Hong Kong Design Institute. 

Grand Prix AFEX
Inauguration of the exhibition Grand Prix AFEX

 

CAAU is pleased to be a part of the Grand Prix AFEX 2012 exhibition at the “Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine” in Paris, France.  The inauguration event will take place Wednesday April 3rd 2013 at 6:00pm, and the exhibition will be on display until Friday, May 3rd 2013. 

February 2013
Thomas Coldefy invited to speak at IDEA conference in Prague

 

Thomas Coldefy has been invited to speak as a part of the IDEA conference for interior design and eco architecture.  The two day event will be held in Prague June 10-11, 2013. More information is available on the event website: http://idea.intlbc.com/

December 2012
CAAU to lecture at Hong Kong Design Institute

 

Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute will give a lecture on the work of CAAU at the Hong Kong Design Institute as part of the school’s Public Lectures in Architectural Design. 

Prix de la Terre Cuite
CAAU awarded the ‘Terra Cotta Prize’ for Rue des Rogations Apartments

 

Coldefy and Associates is pleased receive the ‘Terra Cotta Prize’ for their recently delivered project in Lille-Hellemmes, France.

October 2012
CAAU wins the architectural competition for a collection of residential buildings and commercial space in Mons-en-Baroeul, France

 

Coldefy and Associates has been announced first-prize competition winner for a collection of buildings, residential buildings including some retail, in Mons-en-Baroeul, France. 

Septembre 2012
CAAU awarded palmarès Grand Prix AFEX at the Venice Biennial for HKDI

 

Coldefy and Associates is pleased to be informed that the Hong Kong Design Institute has been awarded a palmarès for the Grand Prix AFEX and will included in their publication as well as on display at the Venice Biennial. 

June 2012
HKDI receives Merit Award organized by the Hong Kong Green Building Council

 

Coldefy and Associates is pleased to be informed that the Hong Kong Design Institute has been awarded the Merit Award for by the Hong Kong Green Building Council. 

April 2012
Recent work by CAAU on display as part of Le French May Hong Kong.

 

Coldefy and Associates is pleased to display their work as part of the event Le French May in Hong Kong in the exhibit titled INSIDE / OUT.

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