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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.
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.
Team SHoP+West 8's master plan for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards is unveiled
Plans for Philadelphia’s new Schuylkill Yards, a 14-acre master planned community have been unveiled. West 8 together with SHoP Architects have been engaged in designing this mixed-use development situated next to Drexel’s main campus, and adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and the Brandywine’s Cira Centre.
West 8 presents along with Van Alen Institute and University of Florida at the UNESCO World Field Laboratory 2016
West 8's Claire Agre together with The Van Alen Institute, present innovative approaches to dealing with sea level rise, climate change, and resilience at UNESCO organized Sustainable Urban Quality and Urban Culture workshops held in New York and Miami this March.
Award ceremony for the 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design for Madrid RIO at Harvard GSD
The 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to Madrid RÍO, a new linear park in Madrid designed by Burgos & Garrido, Porras & La Casta, Rubio & Álvarez-Sala and West 8. The award ceremony took place on 2nd of Feburary 2016 at Harvard GSD in Cambridge, US.
Final Plans for the Redevelopment of 't Zand and Vrijdagmarkt in Bruges made Public
After extensive public feedback and consultation with the city of Bruges, the final plans for the redevelopment of 't Zand and Vrijdagmarkt designed by West 8 + Snoeck & Partners have been made public. Construction of the square, one of Bruges largest public space projects, is due to commence this year.
The Hills on Governors Island to Open in Summer 2016
Opening to the public nearly a year ahead of schedule, the Hills on Governors Island designed by West 8 will offer unforgettable views, slides, art and ten acres of new park.
More than 25,000 saplings to be planted in Máximapark this spring
25,000 saplings of oak, beech, lime and cherry trees need to be planted at the southern end of the Binnenhof in Máximapark. The Vrienden van Máximapark is calling for volunteers to help with planting, and complete the last phase of the Binnenhof, which has been 10 years in the making.
West 8’s Master Plan for Houston Botanic Garden Receives Mayors Approval
The approval of West 8’s Master Plan for the new Houston Botanic Garden is a major milestone toward creating a premier botanic garden for Houston.
The German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe Nationally Recognized
The renovated Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has recently been recognized in some of Germany’s top architectural awards. Including the 2015 German Architecture Award, The Baden-Württemberg State Architecture Prize and the BNB Silver Sustainability Certificate.
West 8's Jamie Maslyn Larson to Speak at The 'Leading with Landscape II: The Houston Transformation' Conference
On the 11th of March, West 8 New York Principal-in-Charge, Jamie Maslyn Larson will present at the Leading with Landscape II: The Houston Transformation Conference organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Featuring leaders from multiple disciplines, the event will examine how the city of Houston is reshaping its identity through landscape architecture. A summary of the event can be found here
Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016
This year West 8 completed five projects, has fourteen new projects, six projects under construction, participated in two exhibitions and received eleven awards.
Adriaan Geuze to Speak at the Oskar von Miller Forum
On the 14th of January 2016, West 8 Director Adriaan Geuze will give a lecture at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich, Germany. The Oskar von Miller Forum is an educational initiative of the Bavarian construction industry.
BIG, West 8, and Atelier Ten unveil new Lower Hill Master Plan in Downtown Pittsburgh
BIG, West 8 and Atelier Ten, have unveiled a 28 acre master plan for Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill District. The design seeks to provide accessibility across Pittsburgh’s unique topography, creating a vibrant open space for the city’s residents to enjoy.
West 8 and CGA Awarded Design Services for the Future North Shore Open Space Park Project, Miami Beach
A team comprised of Calvin, Giordano & Associates (CGA) and West 8 have been top-ranked for design services for the North Shore Open Space Park in the City of Miami Beach. Together, CGA and West 8 will further develop the Vision Plan originally conceived by West 8 into a reality.
Kleefsewaard Industrial Park (IPKW) wins the Dutch Golden Pyramid Award
Schipper Bosch, developer of the Kleefse Waard Industrial Park (IPKW) in Arnhem, wins the 2015 Gouden Piramide Award. West 8 working in collaboration with IPKW and the Municipality Arnhem was responsible for the urban design and master plan of the area.
West 8 Selected to realize Moulon Park and Carré des Sciences, Paris-Saclay
West 8 working together with Sweco, Gilles Sensini, Les éclaireurs and Cuesta has been awarded the commission for the design and realization of Park Moulon and Carré des Sciences, a four hectare public space project that is part of the development of the Paris-Saclay urban campus.
Madrid Río wins Harvard’s 2015 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design
Harvard awards the 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design to Madrid Río, designed by Burgos & Garrido, Porras & La Casta, Rubio & Álvarez-Sala, and West 8. According to the Jury "The professional and pedagogical value of Madrid Río is that it makes evident the diversity of economic, technical, political, logistical, and cultural challenges that its designers have surmounted.”