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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.
Blog: Claire Agre on Longwood Gardens
West 8 New York's principal Claire Agre wrote a blogpost about our work at Longwood Gardens. She reflects on designing Longwood's masterplan and working on the grand Main Fountain Garden revitalization.
Maastricht's Groene Loper Materializes
The first sections of pavement have been laid on top of the double layered tunnel in Maastricht. It means that the realization of the Groene Loper (Green Carpet) has proceeded to the next stage.
Governors Island included as a Finalist in SURFACE Travel Awards
West 8's Governors Island Park project is listed as a finalist in the category of Park/Public Space of Surface Travel Awards — an annual tribute to the best and most thoughtfully conceived design.
Vote for us! LILA Awards and Rietveldprijs
Not one, but two nominations! We're happy to announce that Governors Island (New York) has been nominated for a LILA Award. Maximapark in Utrecht has been nominated for the Rietveldprijs. Cast your votes and help us add these two wonderful prizes to our awards collection!
Kronsberg-Süd Hanover project proceeds forward
West 8 in association with ASTOC Architects & Planners and SHP Ingenieure was commissioned in 2016 as the expert team for the urban planning of Kronsberg-Süd, Hanover's largest residential planning being undertaken currently and will provide new housing for 9,000 residents. Project is proceeding smoothly with the construction estimated to start from 2018.
Historical ‘rei’ uncovered at ‘t Zand Square, Bruges
While construction work on one of Bruges’ biggest squares is still underway, part of a historical ‘rei’ has already been revealed to the public.
Reporting on progress: Refurbishment Rotterdam - The Hague Airport
Recently, the first phase of construction of the airport terminal’s forecourt and arrival/departure area has started. Adriaan Geuze has played an instrumental role in the masterplanning process for the airport extention.
West 8's design for Tverskaya Zastava Square in Moscow revealed
The design for Tverskaya Zastava Square has been revealed. Led by Adriaan Geuze, West 8´s team has been working with Strelka KB to revitalize the square by optimizing the use of space and prioritizing pedestrian connections.