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West 8 Named 2017 World's Most Innovative Company of the Architecture Sector by Fast Company
Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies list for this year names West 8 first place in the Architecture Sector for "meeting the rising tides."
West 8 to speak at international conference in Karlsruhe
On 25th of February 2017, West 8’s Senior Urban Designer, Christoph Elsässer will partake in an international conference "LANDSCAPE - the concepts of modernity and the current practice”, organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
A musical night about landscape
On the 2nd and 3rd of March 2017 West 8's Adriaan Geuze will perform together with the composer Huang Ruo in a series called 'Scherpdenkers', organized by the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
West 8's Adriaan Geuze to speak in Gardner Museum Landscape Lectures series
On 9th of March 2017, Adriaan Geuze will present his latest works in one of the Landscape Lectures at the Calderwood Hall of Gardner Museum in Boston.
Longwood Gardens set to open Main Fountain Garden on May 27, 2017
Longwood Gardens just announced its Main Fountain Garden will make its grand return on May 27, 2017, following a two-year, $90 million revitalization in which, West 8 has been working in collaboration with architect Beyer Blinder Belle (historic preservation) and Fluidity Design Consultants (water feature design).
Penne Hangelbroek to speak about Fort Vechten at NVTL New Year's reception
On the 27th of January, Penne Hangelbroek will speak at the NVTL New Year's reception, to be held at Fort Vechten. Penne will elaborate on the design for the transformation of the 19th century fortress into a museum.
Olana Exhibition Continues in NYC
Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House Exhibition moves from the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, NY to the Center for Architecture in New York City.
West 8 appointed as Landscape Architect for Historic Columbia Circle in Shanghai
Vanke assigns West 8 as landscape architect and urban designer to kick off a 4.7 ha. revitalisation project in the core centre of Shanghai city: ‘Columbia Circle’. Together with OMA, West 8 will transform this historically significant location of Shanghai into a new cultural and creative quarter.
Governors Island wins Honorable Mention in 2016 Best of Design Awards.
Governors Island is awarded Honorable Mention in The Architect's Newspaper 2016 Best of Design Awards Public Landscape Category
Claire Agre to deliver The University Of Oregon’s Fuller Lecture 2017
On the 23rd of January, West 8 New York's Principal Claire Agre will deliver The University of Oregon's annual Fuller Lecture.
Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2017
This year West 8 completed nine projects, has nineteen new projects started, thirteen projects under construction, participated in three exhibitions and received ten international and national awards.
Urban and Landscape Upgrade concept design for Shanghai Zhangjing Hi-Tech Park unveiled
Since fall 2016 West 8 has been appointed as urban designer for the Zhangjiang Northerwest District Urban and Landscape Upgrade project. This project will become a demonstrative project for the upgrade of the rest of the Zhangjiang Innovative District.
Coolsingel, A Boulevard for all Rotterdammers
On the 15th of December the City Council of Rotterdam voted positively for the financing of the major street refurbishing. With building starting in April 2017, Coolsingel will once again become an iconic promenade for Rotterdammers.
A design lovers delight: British Design Museum is open
In its renovated post-war modernist building on Kensington High Street, the newly open British Design Museum forms part of a wider development that has been regenerated after being laid dormant for over a decade. Its success showcases a brilliant revitalization process of existing heritage site.
Yongsan Park Masterplan Development presented to general public and officials of the Republic of Korea
On 25th November 2016, the updated Yongsan Park Masterplan, titled 'Yongsan Park, Healing and Recovery of the Heart of Seoul’, was presented to the public and media, at the auditorium of the National Museum. General public, local experts, scholars and stakeholders attended the meeting with much enthusiasm.
New Holland Island announced winner of the ‘VII Russian National Award for Landscape Architecture’
West 8's New Holland Island project won the ‘VII Russian National Award for Landscape Architecture’ Golden Certifcate in categories 'Best Realised Project of Public Space Design' and 'Best Realised Object of Environmental Design'.
Governors Island wins 14th award
The Hills on Governors Island won a Gold Award in New York Design Awards 2016. West 8's design for the transformation of the once-abandoned island into a major public destination has now won fourteen awards in total.
West 8 Begins Work on Riverpoint in Washington DC
In fall 2016 West 8 was selected as designer for the public realm and waterfront for Riverpoint, Washington DC. Strategically located at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, the Riverpoint development will catalyze an entirely new neighborhood in Southwest Washington DC.
West 8 to speak at recent Russian National Investment Forum
West 8 presents in October at ‘The Annual Investment Forum' in St. Petersburg. One of the discussion themes of the forum was "Development of creative industries: practical steps for economic development".
West 8 presents two options for new Oirschot Bridge
On the 8th of November, West 8 presented two design options for a new slow traffic bridge over the Wilhelminakanaal in Oirschot. Held in Oirschot’s municipality hall, the presentation was attended by over 300 people.