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First phase new Rotterdam Central Station realized
The first phase of the new Rotterdam Central Station has been realized. Under the first platform the passage is already widened from 8 to 48 meters. On the first platform all columns are placed and the first parts of the roof are being attached to it. The construction is on schedule and the new terminal will be completed in 2013.
Fist phase public space Crooswijk completed
After the Nieuw Trapezium building has been built, the fist phase of the public space has been completed.
- West 8 finalist Dutch Design Awards and DDA Public Award 05-07-2010
Construction of the pedestrian and bicycle bridge Aarschot
Construction of the pedestrian and bicycle bridge for the trainstation of Aarschot has begun.
Spadina WaveDeck Receives Certificate of Merit in 2010 National Urban Design Awards
The Spadina WaveDeck has received a Certificate of Merit as part of the 2010 National Urban Design Awards. This marks the fifth time that the wavedeck has received a design or construction related award since opening in September 2008.
Opening Kai-park at Vathorst
The Kai Park at the Vinex-location Vathorst was officially opened by mayor van Vliet-Kuiper
The Stolen Paradise
For the opening of Rome’s MAXXI National Museum of 21st century arts West 8’s site-specific installation ‘Il Nascosto Paradiso’ (The Stolen Paradise) was mounted within the inaugural exhibition SPAZIO (Space) which features the works of artists and architects. It was substantially removed by the curators shortly before the opening at the request of several prominent international artists. What remains of the installation for the exhibition consists of half the exterior elements (corten steel tree trunks in grass at the entry).
Unveiling of the 'Brandgrenssteen'
Exactly 70 years after the bombing on Rotterdam, the permanent marking of the fire limits is finished with the unveiling of the 'Brandgrenssteen'. The solid granite stone gives information about the bombing.
West 8 wins Longwood Gardens competition in Kennett Square
West 8 is going to develop a comprehensive master plan to guide the famous public garden's growth over the next 40 years. The plan will address traffic and parking needs, pedestrian flow, facilities for expanded educational and fine arts offerings, maintenance and infrastructure, and ways to "expand the Longwood experience."
Adriaan Geuze at MoMA
In conjunction with the MoMA exhibition Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront. Adriaan Geuze held a lecture about the West 8 plan for Governors Island’s Park and Public Space, called: The Promise of an Island.
Queens Quay ready for its makeover
What is now two eastbound lanes will become a tree-lined promenade
City and State of New York announce agreement on Governors Island
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senator Daniel L. Squadron today announced an agreement on the long-term development, funding and governance of Governors Island in which New York City will have primary responsibility to develop and operate the island.
- Outgoing City Counsel of Utrecht plants trees 02-04-2010
- First Y-column at new Rotterdam Central Station 18-03-2010
Jubilee Gardens is going ahead
West 8’s project Jubilee Gardens is going ahead and will screen live footage of the 2012 Olympics. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today announced £11.5m funding to six London boroughs for public space projects that will transform the look and feel of the Capital in time for the 2012 Games.
Golden Swing Award for Madrid RIO
The City of Madrid has won the "Golden Swing" award as initiator of the ten children's play areas located in the Salon de Pinos in Madrid. The playgrounds are designed by West 8 urban design & landscape architecture and MRIO Arquitectos.
West 8 wins competition Vaartkom Leuven
West 8 in collaboration with Snoeck en Partners, Bas Dirk Jaspaert, ERM and Tritel, has won the competition organized by the City of Leuven, for the revitalization of the former industrial site Vaartkom in Leuven, Belgium.
Construction of new Rotterdam Central Station has begun
Construction of the new passenger terminal for Rotterdam Central Station has begun. Resigning Minister of Transport Eurlings gave the official launch.
Happy Isles and Waterfront Toronto in new NAi exhibition
West 8's projects Happy Isles and Waterfront Toronto are currently on show at the NAi in the new exhibition Architecture of Consequence.
West 8 wins International Urban Landscape Gold Award
West 8’s project “Neues Wohnen in Hamburg-Jenfeld”, designed for the City of Hamburg Bezirk Wandsbek, Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben and BSU, has been awarded the Gold Award in this year’s International Urban Landscape Award (IULA).