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West 8 speaks at Longwood Lecture Series: Grand Ideas that Scale
West 8 New York's Principal Claire Agre, presents a lecture on May 17, 2016 about the design work at Longwood's Main Fountain Garden, as well as an investigation into the themes and details of great gardens'- including Italian, Baroque, American and the imagined.
West 8 to join the Inaugural Class of Forefront Fellows 2016
The Urban Design Forum has announced its first-ever class of Forefront Fellows for 2016, including West 8’s New York Studio Director Daniel Vasini. Forefront is a new initiative dedicated to promoting the next generation of urban leaders.
Fort bij Vechten nominated for Dutch Golden Phoenix Award in category Area Transformation
This year, the jury of the NRP Golden Phoenix Awards received 83 entries, from these eight projects have been nominated for the NRP Golden Phoenix Awards 2016. Two finalists were selected in the Area Transformation category including West 8's Fort Vechten project. West 8 has been privileged to win this award twice before for Strijp-S in 2013 and Rotterdam Central District in 2014.
West 8 and Adriaan Geuze Profiled in The New Yorker
Adriaan Geuze and West 8 are profiled in the May 16, 2016 issue of The New Yorker, the Innovator Issue. "Play Ground" by Alexandra Lange explores ''how a Dutch landscape architect is reinventing the park.'' The article showcases West 8’s work at Madrid Río, Máximapark and almost the completed Governors Island project, among others. Image ©Timothy Schenck Photography
West 8 presents at lecture series 'Landscape, a triptych' at Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam
Astronaut André Kuipers and West 8’s Adriaan Geuze are invited to speak at the lecture series ‘Landscape, a triptych – 2: Landscape and Changes’ on the 25th of May 2016. The event is organized by Dutch WNF, a branch of international World Wide Fund for Nature, in collaboration with the Publisher Trouw.
Jamie Maslyn Larson to Speak at NYC Parks Without Borders Summit
On Tuesday May 24, 2016, NYC Parks, the Center for New York City Affairs, and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School will bring together thought leaders from a range of disciplines to explore the future of parks and public space. West 8 Partner, Jamie Maslyn Larson will be speaking in the afternoon panel on “Design Innovation for Civic Spaces.”
Queens Quay Revitalization wins Consulting Engineers of Ontario Award of Merit
The Queens Quay Revitalization project has received a merit award in the transportation category at the Consulting Engineers of Ontario 2016 Awards. Selected by a panel of five independent judges, the project was one of fourteen engineering projects recognized for its contribution to improving Ontario’s social, economic and environmental well-being.
Coolsingel Boulevard design development presented to the public and local stakeholders
Stakeholders, interested parties and the public were in abundance for the public presentation of the design development of Rotterdam City centre’s new public realm. On April 15, 2016, the Municipal Executive Committee (het College) of Rotterdam together with West 8 discussed the proposal for the Revitalization of the Coolsingel with citizens, entrepreneurs and and local business owners from the area.
Adriaan Geuze keynote speaker at IABR-2016 Sustainable Urban Delta's Conference
West 8's Adriaan Geuze will deliver a keynote lecture at the seventh edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam IABR–2016–THE NEXT ECONOMY, as part of the Sustainable Urban Deltas Conference on Monday May 9, 2016. The presentation will explore the role that design can play in guiding development by anchoring it in resilient urban landscapes.
Longwood Gardens reaches mid-point in 2-year, $90 million revitalization of its Main Fountain Garden
Longwood Gardens marks a major milestone this month with the achievement of the mid-point of a 2-year, $90 million investment into its renowned Main Fountain Garden. A collaboration between Longwood Gardens, Beyer Blinder Belle, West 8, Fluidity and other specialists, the project is on-schedule to open in spring of 2017.
Book launch 'BLIND SPOT'
'BLIND SPOT' is new publication that documents research by Deltametropolis Association, West 8, Wageningen University, in collaboration with the National Office of Cultural Heritage, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Staatsbosbeheer (Forestry Commission). Launched on April 19, 2016, the book proposes an integrated view of the metropolitan landscape in the global battle for talent.
Saint Petersburg’s New Holland Island to publicly reopen in August 2016
New Holland Island has announced that the first phase of the project's restoration and regeneration will reopen to the general public in August 2016. West 8 is responsible for the Island's 2.2ha landscape master plan.
West 8's Lower Hill Master Plan receives Honor Award from the ASLA PA-DE Chapter
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the winners of its 2016 Awards program for their Pennsylvania-Delaware chapter. BIG + West 8 + Atelier Ten’s vision for redevelopment of Pittsburgh's Lower Hill district won an Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category, with a ''beautifully crafted plan that integrates the person, infrastructure, nature, the built environment, and the city” said the Jury.
West 8, Moffatt & Nichol and LSU-CSS receive merit award in the 2016 ASLA-NY Chapter Design Awards
The Giving Delta Proposal by West 8, Moffatt & Nichol and LSU-CSS is one 18 projects to be recognised in the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter Design Awards for 2016.
Adriaan Geuze as keynote speaker at Architectuurweek Leiden
During the week of 18th - 24th of April 2016, Architecture Week Leiden organized by RAP Leiden together with a number of program partners will take place. Adriaan Geuze, co-founder of West 8 is invited as a keynote speaker at the opening of this event, which is being held in the city of Leiden for the first time.
West 8 as keynote speaker at Politecnico Di Milano
West 8 is invited by the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico Di Milano (dasta), to give a lecture in Milan on 1st of April. West 8 will present an overview of the firm's techniques and approaches with a lecture entitled 'Towards Resilient Landscapes'.
West 8 to speak at the 53rd IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress
The 53rd IFLA World Congress in Turin, Italy will bring together internationally renowned speakers to investigate some emerging questions in the practice of landscape architecture. On April 22nd West 8’s senior project manager Christian Dobrick will deliver a keynote address under the theme of Connected Landscapes.
Queens Quay Honoured by the 2016 CSLA Awards of Excellence Program
Queens Quay Revitalization Central Waterfront designed by West 8 + DTAH in joint venture has received an honourable mention in the 2016 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Awards of Excellence. The awards will be presented at the 2016 CSLA Congress in June, where West 8 will also be presenting “Cottage Country? Experiencing the Lakefront in Downtown Toronto.”
West 8 to speak at ALAU Forum 'Eco City Eko Landscape' in Ukraine
West 8's Jelle Therry is invited as keynote speaker on a special forum commenced on 24th March with the theme “Eco City Eko Landscape” organised by the Association of Landscape Architects of Ukraine ALAU.
Madrid RIO selected for the XIII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennale Award
Madrid RIO has been selected as one of the award projects in the XIII edition of Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. Amongst the 449 presented works of architecture and urban design, 22 proposals were selected as award projects.