november 2020 – shortlisted competition
a world-class jury selected the proposal of Coldefy as finalist among high quality competitors for the International Performing Art Center in Shenzhen!
our project proposes an innovative and flexible performing arts center characterized by three sweeping roofs, providing a new public place that responds to both the cultural tradition and innovative spirit of Shenzhen.
novembre 2020 – virtual lecture
on 14 November and now online, watch the online talk «We Will Not Let Hate Win» organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Thomas Coldefy and Zoltán Neville, Director of Design & International Development, present the National Pulse Memorial & Museum of Orlando, a project won by a multidisciplinary team led by Coldefy. They explain how the approach of the project is an opportunity to catalyse the change through architecture and urban design, in honor to the victims of the tragedy of the Pulse night club four years ago.
september 2020 – Interview
Listen to the interview (in French) of Thomas Coldefy and Isabel Van Haute for the radio show Com d’Archi Podcast by Anne-Charlotte Depondt: they present their story and the one of the office Coldefy and conclued with a short presentation of the Pulse Memorial & Museum of Orlando. This short presentation is also available in English here.
september 2020 – round-table
on September 22, Thomas Coldefy took part to a virtual panel discussion organized by Delta Light with Konrad Buhagiar, executive director of AP Valletta, and Pippo Ciorra, principal curator of Museo Maxxi in Rome. this was part of a serie of round tables dedicated to the conception of future, this one is focused on culture. architecture simultaneously reflects and influences culture. all over the world, cultural buildings are landmarks for cities and countries, adding value to the experience of art and creating context for individuals and societies. with the evolution of art, cities and audiences, what will be the role and how will we design our cultural buildings in the future? how can museums and galleries be flexible to accommodate different styles of exhibitions? listen to the roundtable here.
september 2020 – contribution
find here the contribution of Thomas Coldefy “La Nouvelle Normalité” (“The New Normality”) in the book “Et demain, on fait quoi?” 198 contributions pour penser la ville ” (“And tomoroww, what will we do? 198 contributions to think the city”) published by the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, the center of urban planning and architecture of Paris.