Andrea Destefanis(Italy)

Founder and Principal Architect, Kokaistudios


Born in Turin, Italy from a family of theater artists, Andrea Destefanis developed very early a strong interest for visual arts and scenography. Growing up in a refined cultural environment he moved to live in Venice where completing his education at University of Architecture of Venice he started to cooperate with several architectural firms and developed award-winning projects in architecture and city planning. Moved by his personal interest in different fields of design he founded a co-operative studio focused on research and developing early innovative architectural computer graphic design tools prior to the founding of Kokaistudios.


HONOR

2020

Asia Property Awards (China) 2020 – Member of the judging panel

IAI Design Awards – Member of the judging panel

2019

Architectural Digest “AD 100” - Honouree in the AD 100 China

2017

Architectural Digest “AD 100” - Honouree in the AD 100 China

2015

Architectural Digest “AD 100” - Honouree in the AD 100 China

2013

Architectural Digest “AD 100” - Honouree in the inaugural AD 100 China

2007

Perspective Hong Kong - Top 40 under 40 Award


PROJECT AWARDS

2019

Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards Social House by Xintiandi won Honoree in Bookstore category

WIN Awards Social House by Xintiandi won Gold Prize of Retail Design category

REARD Awards Shanghai Shimao Festival City won Gold Prize of China Urban Renewal Recommend List

MIPIM Asia Awards Shanghai Shimao Festival City won Silver Prize of Best Refurbished Building

ICSC China Shopping & Retailer Awards Shanghai Shimao Festival City won Gold Award in the Renovations and Expansions category

AD100 Beijing COFCO Plaza won Office Design Category Awards

BUILD Architecture Awards Assemble by Réel won Best Retail Interior ProjectBUILD Architecture Awards Kokaistudios won Best Retail Architecture & Design Studio

AZ Awards Koan by Lualdi won Award of Merit in Design-architecture Product category

design anthology Awards Kunming Artime Project won Certificate of Recognition in Urban Redevelopment category

2018

Prix Versailles Awards - "Brasserie" at Four Seasons Kyoto won restaurant category of Central Asia and & Northeast

2017

Real Estate Design China Award - "Brasserie" at Four Seasons Kyoto won Gold Award

2014

WAN Awards – Urban Design Awards – Shortlisted for Xi Shui Dong Wuxi2013 Interior Design Magazine China Best of Year Merit Awards

K11 Art Mall Shanghai in Green category Champagne Etc Hong Kong in Food/Drinks Retail catagory.

Perspective Awards for Jiaotong University of Law in Best Institutional/Public Space category

International Property Awards Asia Pacific “Highly Commended” in Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Category for Shanghai K11 Art Mall

2012

Time Out Hong Kong 2012 Food & Drink Awards “Best New Wine Concept for ETC Wine Shops”

MIPIM Asia Awards

Silver in Best Retail Expansion for Vacheron ConstantinBronze in Best Chinese Futura Projects for Tsinghua University Law Library

City Weekend Shanghai Readers’ Choice Awards - Dining and Nightlife Category for Yu Bar at Marriott Shanghai.

2011

MIPIM Asia Awards – Best Retail Interior for Miele House project

International Property Awards – Best Retail Interior for Vacheron Constantin Mansion Project at Huai Hai Lu 796

2010 Perspective Awards – Certificate of Excellence for Vacheron Constantin Mansion project

China’s Most Successful Design Awards – Gold Award for Huai Hai Lu 796 project in ShanghaiIAI Awards - Nomination Award of Commercial Space Vacheron Constantin Mansion projectMIPIM Asia Awards – Best Chinese Project & Best Mixed Use for Park 33 - Wai Tai Yuan Project

2009

UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - Award of Merit for Huai Hai Lu 796

Time Out Shanghai Awards: ‘The Best Bar’ for Sin Lounge Bar

‘Special Jury Prize’ for Lounge 18City Weekend Shanghai Readers’ Choice Awards - ‘Best New Club’ for Sin Lounge Bar

2008

Interior Design Magazine - Member of Hall of Fame China

Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards (IAIC) - Bronze Prize of Institute Category for Confucius Institute project in Beijing

2006

UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - Award of Distinction by for Bund18 Renovation Project