Duo presentation by Thomas Coldefy & Isabel Van Haute, co-founders of Coldefy.
Coldefy is an international architecture and urbanism practice that maintains offices in Lille, Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong. With completed and ongoing projects around the world, the practice engages in private and public projects at all scales.
Thomas Coldefy earned a degree in architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris in 2002. He serves as Managing Director of Coldefy since 2006 and he became Principal in 2010. In 2011, Thomas won the second prize at International Design Awards “40 under 40” Asia and also the “40 under 40” European prize. Isabel Van Haute earned a degree in architecture at Saint-Luc School of Architecture in Ghent, Belgium, in 2001. She serves as Artistic Director at Coldefy since 2006 and became partner in 2016. Isabel is also the 2018 Perspective’s “40 under 40” Award winner.
After having worked in renowned international offices in London, New York and Paris, Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute joined Coldefy in 2006 where they immediately won the international competition for the Hong Kong Design Institute, in front of 162 teams. This project is a manifesto: it embodies their approach and values and launches the office which is developing projects at the regional, national and international levels. In 2022, as part of a pan European team, they are awarded first prize winner of the international competition for the European Parliament in Brussels.