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Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute are the duo of the architecture and urban planning office Coldefy founded in 1993.


They joined it in 2006 and won at this moment the international competition for the Hong Kong Design Institute against 162 teams. This project is a manifesto which embodies their approach and values.


Seated in Lille, Paris, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Coldefy develops projects at national and international levels, for public and private clients, in the domains of education, culture, sport, housing, retail, urban design.


The National Pulse Memorial & Museum in Orlando, Florida, the Bao’an Artistic and Cultural Center in Shenzhen, the giant greenhouse Tropicalia in the North of France, the sustainable quartier MKNO-C40 Reinventing Cities and the innovative offices Wonder Building, both in the Greater Paris, the Fondation de Chine, a student residence on the campus of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris belong to the emblematic projects currently developed. 


Finesse, monumentality, urbanity and attention to detail compose their signature. The well-being of the users and inhabitants are central in each project.


The office’s work has been many times nominated, awarded, exhibited, and published.