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.

Arboretum Inauguration
Arboretum Inauguration
Arboretum Inauguration
Amiens Mosque

C A A U 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.

Amiens Mosque
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
Guanlan River Competition

C A A U is selected to participate in an urban planning competition in Shenzhen, China

Coldefy & Associates is pleased to be selected to participate in the competition for a conceptual master plan in Shenzhen, China. The competition calls for the design of the Guanlan River Eco-Cultural Corridor, a 15.9 square kilometer area in the Longhua District to the north of central Shenzhen.

Guanlan River Competition
Business of Design Week '13

Isabel Van Haute named speaker at BODW 2013 in Hong Kong

Isabel Van Haute has been invited to speak at his year’s Business of Design Week in Hong Kong under the thematic “Belgian Spirit.”  The conference takes place December 2 – 7 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Isabel will speak in the afternoon on Friday, December 6 as a part of the Space and Design track.

More information can be found at http://2013.bodw.com

Business of Design Week '13
Valenciennes Congress Center

C A A U has been shortlisted among five teams for the competition for a Congress Center in Valenciennes, France

Coldefy & Associates has teamed up with architecture studio Woods Bagot to participate in the architectural competition for the construction of a new Congress Center in Valenciennes, France. The competition is scheduled to be submitted in November 2013 and the winner should be announced before the end of the year.

Valenciennes Congress Center

Projects

Index

Hong Kong, China
Educational
Built
2011
Paris, France
Commercial
Competition
2013
Etaples, France
Public
In Progress
2014
Tourcoing, France
Educational
Built
2013
Hellemmes, France
Housing
Built
2012
Euralille, France
Mixed use
Built
2013
Chantilly, France
Mixed use
In Progress
2012
Amiens, France
Housing
Built
2012
Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Commercial
Competition
2012
Cambrai, France
Public
Competition
2012
Gdansk, Poland
Public
Competition
2010
Taichung City, Taiwan
Public
Competition
2013
Mons-en-Barœul, France
Mixed use
In Progress
2012
Liège, Belgium
Public
Competition
2012
Kobuleti, Georgia
Public
Competition
2012
Douai, France
Educational
Competition
2012
Côte d'Opale, France
Public
Proposal
2013
University IMMD LEA
Roubaix, France
Educational
In Progress
2012
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Public
In Progress
2009
Dunkirk, France
Commercial
In Progress
2012
Hong Kong, China
Public
Competition
2013
Lille, France
Housing
In Progress
2012
Amiens, France
Public
In Progress
2013
Chiatura, Georgia
Public
Competition
2012
Douai, France
Public
In Progress
2011
Armentieres Housing
Armentieres, France
Housing
Competition
2012
Lille, France
Housing
In Progress
2012
Rue de Lannoy Housing
Lille, France
Housing
Competition
2010
Hellemmes, France
Housing
Under construction
2014
Valenciennes, France
Urban
Competition
2012
Tourcoing, France
Commercial
Competition
2010
Valenciennes, France
Mixed use
Competition
2011
Lille, France
Housing
Proposal
2012
Lille, France
Housing
Under construction
2014
Saint-Benoît, France
Housing
In Progress
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, 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
CLIFA
Cambrai, France
Commercial
Research
2011
UIA Congress Pavilion
Turin, Italy
Public
Research
2008
Gauchy Intermarché
Gauchy, France
Commercial
Under construction
2013
Albert Meault Flunch
Albert, France
Commercial
Under construction
2013
Guise Intermarché
Guise, France
Commercial
Built
2012
Intermarché Lomme
Lomme, France
Commercial
Under construction
2014
Albert Intermarché
Albert, France
Commercial
Under construction
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
Research
2011
Netto store
Peronne, France
Commercial
Built
2010
Galerie Europe Extension
Mons-en-Baroeul, France
Commercial
In Progress
2013
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
Research
2012
Bethune IUT
Bethune, France
Educational
Built
2009
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
2009
Residential Hotel
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Commercial
Competition
2011
Modern Music Center
Cambrai, France
Public
In Progress
2012
Rue Saint Georges Apartments
Cambrai, France
Housing
Research
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
Palais de la Bourse
Lille, France
Commercial
Competition
2012

Studio

Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute are the young duo of Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban Planners (CAAU), 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. As a result of this success the firm has opened an office in Hong Kong 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 France, CAAU continues to develop a number of projects, notably at the heart of the Lille metropolitan area where they won the competition for a mixed-use building in Euralille. Additionally, they won the Lucie Aubrac secondary school in Tourcoing, the first ‘BBC’ rated low-energy building in region. Finally, associated with Steven Holl, they were one of the five finalist teams in the international competition for the Louvre II in Lens.

 The firm distinguishes itself with an open and innovative spirit acquired in high-quality international offices, particularly in the United States.  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.

 Henceforth positioned as a young firm not to be overlooked, the office strives to develop collaborations with the best public and private clients in both France and abroad.

Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute

People

Key people

 

Thomas Coldefy

Architect DESA

Principal

 

Isabel VAN HAUTE

Architect DESL

Artistic Director

 

Oliver PAGE

Architect RIBA

Office Director

 

Collaborators since 2006

 

Donatien Appler

Katrin Bergmann

Nathalie Boufflers

Camille Brulard

Fanny Caron

Sergio Carretero

Bertrand Coldefy

Chantal Coldefy

Geoffrey Cordonnier

Monika Cysek

Geoffrey Diackiw

Caroline Dolacinski

Jean-Pierre Dorges

Simon Ducreu

Anouk Duquoc

Perrine Duquesne

Maria Fernandez

Léa Fournier

Jerry Geurts

Alain Ghestem

Florian Giroguy

Sophie Graux

Nicolas Guiot

Susan Hagerty

Brigitte Hiboux

Luc Kirket

Gérard Lefebvre

Maeva Leneveu

Angéline Litteri

Hakima Lounas

Emmanuelle Maudens

Rodolphe Mazairat

Leila Met Den Ancxt

Laureline Mialon

Sabah Moufakkir

Zoltan Neville

Sarah Ouvray

Franck Petit

Laurence Ployaert

Maxime Pruvost

Marie-Aline Rival

Julien Senez

Samson Shua

Ludivine Spanneut 

Clément Viroulaud

Zhuo Wang Rolland

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

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

Sustainable Building Conference ‘13
Thomas Coldefy invited to speak at the SB13 Hong Kong Regional Conference

 

This year’s Sustainable Building Hong Kong Regional Conference will include Thomas Coldefy as one of its speakers. The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel on 12-13 September 2013 with the theme of “Urban Density & Sustainability”. 

More information about the event can be found at http://www.sb13.org.hk/en/

ZAC Paris Rive Gauche
CAAU shortlisted for a new mixed-use project in Paris

 

Coldefy & Associates is pleased to be selected to participate in an architectural competition as a part of the urban redevelopment of Paris’ Left Bank.  The mixed-use project will be located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, in the near vicinity of the Austerlitz train station.

Taichung City Cultural Center
CAAU participates in the competition for a new cultural center in Taiwan

 

Coldefy and Associates are pleased to submit a proposal for the international architecture competition for the construction of a new cultural center in Taichung City, Taiwan. The project contains a new Public Library and Fine Arts museum as a part of the new Gateway District in Taichung. http://caau.fr/project/tccc

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. 

Rue des Rogations Apartments
CAAU celebrates project completion and delivery.

 

Coldefy and Associates is pleased to finish the year with the completion and delivery the housing project on rue des Rogations in Lille-Hellemmes.

Lucie Aubrac Secondary School
CAAU celebrates completion of primary structural work

 

Coldefy and Associates celebrates the completion of the structural work for the Lucie Aubrac Secondary School, which remains on schedule for project delivery for the Fall semester, 2013.

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.

Contact

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