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West 8 wins design competition for Hengelo's Market Square
On December 8, Bureau Hengelo announced that West 8 has won the design competition for the Hengelo market square. With a majority of 68% of the votes, the public opted for West 8’s design, disqualifying the two other competitors Mecanoo and IAA Architecten.
West 8's IRMA LOGS greet visitors at Design Miami, Miami Beach
Designed and produced by West 8 team, visitors of this year's Design Miami/ Art Basel are being greeted by a grand green temporary installation at the venue entrance outfitted with 101 wooden logs: 'Irma Logs', recycled from the recent Hurricane Irma.
Edzo Bindels presents at lecture series THE CITY OF HOUSING
'THE CITY OF HOUSING' is a series of lectures on urban development and urban housing construction, organised by Oliver Thill and Andre Kempe together with Christina Lotzemer-Jentges. Edzo Bindels presents West 8’s precedents in housing and urban (re-)developements of the last three decades.
Reframing the river: Olentangy River Corridor Charette
On Thursday 16 November, three design teams presented their visions for the Olentangy River Corridor in Columbus, Ohio. West 8 collaborated with Columbus local landscape architecture firm REALM Collaborative, to present ideas for transforming the Olentangy River from an obstacle to a focal point for the city of Columbus.
West 8 presents at the VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Headed by Principal architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov for the second year in a row, the session “Creative Industry and Urban Science” at the VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was commenced between 16-18 November this year. Adriaan Geuze joined the forum and presented on the second day session: Mass Culture and Recreation.
West 8 presents at "SELECTED" in Bilbao
A two-day event “SELECTED”, is a design and visual arts’ festival located in the charming capital of Biscay, Bilbao. Representing West 8, Project Leader, architect, Juan Tur, will take part in de debates on Friday November 17, present a keynote presentation and go in depth with elite co-'selected' of the event.
Drexel Square at Schuylkill Yards Philadelphia breaks ground
The groundbreaking took place Novermber 8, Wednesday morning at 3001 Market Street, which will be the site of the future 1.3-acre Drexel Square, an elliptical park designed by SHoP and West 8, together with Drexel University and master developer Brandywine Realty Trust.
A2 Maastricht wins Schreuders Prize 2017
Groene Loper A2 Maastricht is the winner of the Schreudersprijs 2017, the prize for innovative underground construction projects. A2 Maastricht wins the award with the design and opportunities that the Groene Loper (Green Carpet) brings.
Opening Exhibition 'Coolsingel, an ode to the heart of Rotterdam'
November 4, 2017 was the grand opening of the exhibition ‘Coolsingel’ in Museum Rotterdam, an exhibition composed around a timeline, offers an impressive cinematic experience and tells the legendary tales of Rotterdam itself.
Green Arches in place on Groene Loper (Green Carpet) A2 Maastricht
12 ‘green pillars’ are now in place to invite everyone to walk and bike on the Groene Loper, the Green Carpet. They are also a place where birds can safely roost.
Talk of the town: Vision for the fortified city of Grave
On 2 November 2017 West 8 presented a first set of sketches and scenario's for the future of Grave, a small fortified town in Noord-Brabant, famous for being the most besieged city of The Netherlands. 250 residents joined the 'Talk of the town', a debate about the city's future.
West 8 presents at Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2017
West 8 is pleased to be invited to participate in 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS) main exhibition pavilion and subsequent activities.
New Holland Island phase 2 created extra spotlight to the reborn arts hub
Recent completion of St Petersburg’s New Holland Island phase 2 of the Bottle House adds a tint of commercial experience with West 8's design of its inner courtyard with a Small Stage by Ludi Architects.
Nepean Point design competition public viewing period commences
The four entries were unveiled on Thursday October 5 afternoon during a public viewing. Citizens of Ottawa are encouraged to express their opinion on all entries until midnight October 18, 2017.
What is the Landscape of the Netherlands? A discussion with Adriaan Geuze
Writers, poets, thinkers and designers celebrate and analyse the richness of the Dutch landscape on the occasion of the 180th anniversary edition of the literary magazine De Gids. Author and philosopher Dirk van Weelden and West 8's Adriaan Geuze will discuss about 'What is the Landscape of the Netherlands?' in an lecture at HNI Rotterdam.
West 8 presents at Archipel in Bruges
Thursday 05 October, Archipel presents ‘Architecture as fossilized music’ within the Concert Hall season theme ‘Metamorphosis: transformations /adjustments in Bruges’. Music and Architecture! West 8 joins the event presenting the Revitalisation of 't Zand project.
Shanghai Zhangjiang Innopark landscape project in progress
After the conceptual design stage presented in mid 2017, West 8 has further developed the proposed urban design strategy for Zhangjiang Northwest District Urban Upgrade. It is positively perceived and has become a demonstrative project for the redevelopment of the rest of the Zhangjiang Innovative District. Derieved from this master plan, a landscape sub-project Zhangjiang Innopark is now being developed.
Edzo Bindels joins conference for Urban Densification in Vienna
The upcoming International Conference at Vienna University of Technology will commence on 28-29 Sep 2017. Edzo Bindels will showcase West 8's stellar projects from Rotterdam to Toronto, sharing success in reframing urban space and debates about how to deal with the last remaining reserves of urban land.
Toronto Urban Design Award for Queen's Quay
On the 13th of September 2017, Queens Quay Boulevard was awarded a Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence. The jury expresses its admiration: "Design set a new precedent for North American urban design".
Festive Opening Noorderpark Bridge
On Sunday 03 Sep 2017, was the festive opening of West 8's new bridge of Noorderpark. The 150m long bridge is the first of two bridges to connect the Volewijkspark with the Florapark, combining both into one Noorderpark.