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West 8 to Design Campusplein at Leiden Bio Science Park
West 8 has been selected to design Campusplein, a new square at the heart of Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP). The design will embody the park's ambition of becoming a more ecological, biodiverse and sustainable campus.
West 8’s Rotterdam Office Moves to Fenixloods I
Our Rotterdam office will move to the Fenixloods I building, a historic warehouse on the quayside of the Rhine harbor in Katendrecht, later this year.
Adriaan Geuze Leads IABR - Atelier The Ark of Dordrecht
The IABR and the city of Dordrecht have organized the “IABR-Atelier the Ark of Dordrecht” to examine methods to optimize its multi-layered water safety strategy.
The Bridges and Pumping Stations of Noordwaard Win Landezine International Landscape Award
On June 19th, the Bridges and Pumping Stations of Noordwaard, designed by West 8 and ipv Delft, were awarded the Landezine International Landscape Award (LILA) in the category of Infrastructure.
The Grand Opening of the Park at Essex Crossing
West 8 is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Park at Essex Crossing! The park, designed by West 8, provides a refined, shaded oasis in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Dinosaur Climbing Structure 'Klimrex' Opened Along Maastricht Green Corridor
This weekend our new climbing structure along the Groene Loper in Maastricht was revealed.
West 8 Celebrates Grand Opening of Drexel Square Park
This week, West 8, in partnership with SHoP Architects, Brandywine Realty Trust and Drexel University, celebrated the opening of Drexel Square—our new 1.3-acre community park— which marks the first completed project within the visionary $3.5 billion master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City, Philadelphia.
West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park Performance Venue Freespace Opens
On 29th May, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and the project team celebrated the completion of its second major performing arts venue – Freespace, located in the heart of the Art Park within the West Kowloon Cultural District. West Kowloon Art Park is a design by West 8 in collaboration with local partners.
Strijp-S Eindhoven Wins NEPROM Prize
The NEPROM Prize for area development 2019 has been awarded to Strijp-S in Eindhoven. Jury chairman, Josja van der Veer, announced on May 16th during the Day of Project Development in Den Bosch. With the prize, NEPROM, the association of project developers, intends to emphasize the great importance of the good cooperation between governments and market parties for the high-quality area development.
West 8 to Study Bruges City Cycling Network
West 8, in collaboration with Vectris and Copenhagenize Design Co., is pleased to be commissioned by the city of Bruges to prepare ‘The vision of the FR30’, a study on the feasibility and planning of the city’s bicycle network.
Adriaan Geuze Receives ULI Netherlands Leadership Award for Outstanding Urban (re)Development
On May 22, Adriaan Geuze was announced as the winner of the ULI Netherlands Leadership Award for Outstanding Urban (re)Development at the ULI Netherlands Annual Conference in Rotterdam.
Zhangjiang Art Park in Pudong Shanghai Delivered
The newly completed Zhangjiang Art Park Project, which renovates and reunites the two dated parks in Pudong Shanghai, is successfully delivered in spring 2019. It is anticipated to simultaneously bring new pulses of social ecology and urban regeneration to the entire Northwest District of Zhangjiang Science City.
Moscow 'My Street' Named as Finalist for ULI Global Awards for Excellence
'My Street' program, a series of Moscow City public realm upgrade projects led by Strelka KB in collaboration with several renowned foreign architects and planners including West 8, is named as a finalist for the 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence.
West 8, SO – IL and Charcoalblue Selected as Winning Team for Artpark Master Plan
West 8, SO – IL, Charcoalblue and Studio Gekh have been named as the winning team of the Master Plan competition for Artpark in Lewiston, New York.
New Project: Kazernekwartier Venlo
West 8 has been commissioned by the Municipality of Venlo to create a new design vision for Kazernekwartier (Kazerne Quarter) in Venlo, The Netherlands.
Miami Beach Convention Center Park Breaks Ground
The official groundbreaking ceremony for Miami Beach Convention Center Park was celebrated on May 3rd. The new 5.8-acre park, designed by West 8, aims to open to the public in time to host the acclaimed Art Basel Miami this December.
Garden of Time at 2019 Beijing Expo Opens
On the 28th of April, the International Horticultural Exhibition (also known as the 2019 Beijing Expo), the largest garden exhibition in the world, was opened by the Chinese leader Chairman Xi Jinping. West 8 represents the Netherlands in the Masters Garden area with the ‘Garden of Time’.
First Coolsingel Luminaire Unveiled
The first bespoke Coolsingel luminaire has been unveiled. The luminaire complements the redesign for Rotterdam's most important boulevard and will serve as an emblem for the new Esplanade.
West 8 Named as Finalist in Croydon Fair Field Competition
West 8, together with our competition team featuring Periscope, Expedition Engineering, Donald Hyslop and Michael Grubb Studio, has been named as one of six shortlisted teams to design a world-class, exemplary public space surrounding Croydon’s historic Fairfield Halls.
Essex Crossing Wins ULI-NY’s Excellence in Mixed-Use Development Award
The Mixed-Use Development Essex Crossing, which features a vibrant public park designed by West 8 and Beyer Blinder Belle, is the winner of the New York Urban Land Institute’s Excellence in Mixed Use Development Award.