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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.
Podium discussion on Yongsan Park Development Update, Seoul
On November 24 2016, the final draft of the Masterplan of Yongsan Park designed by West 8 + IROJE + DONG IL will finally be presented to the Yongsan Park Committee, which consists of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, local experts and stakeholders. This milestone represents four years of progress since the team won the international design competition in 2012.
West 8 presents at Prague 7 - THE CITY AND THE RIVER - LEFT BANK Symposium
West 8's Project Manager, landscape architect Jelle Therry was invited to join the event "A vision for Prague - THE CITY AND THE RIVER - LEFT BANK" to share West 8's broad portfolio of waterfront projects. Together with the city's experts, they exchanged ideas on how to revitalize spaces around the Vltava river in Prague.
West 8’s Adriaan Geuze at The Met’s ‘In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day’
On November 12,2016 Adriaan Geuze spoke at In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, a daylong event organized and hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and featuring world renowned architects, curators, theorists, photographers, and filmmakers.
West 8's New landscape vision for the waterfront boulevard Kijkduin, The Hague
On 3rd of November 2016, the vision for Kijkduin-Bad's public space was presented to the local residents and business sector. Located on The Hague's seashore, West 8's vision brings back the dunescape to the family beach resort.
Team 'Made by Holland' one of three finalists selected for redevelopment of palace and gardens Soestdijk
Minister Blok has announced that the plan ‘Made by Holland’ has been selected as one of three final proposals for the redevelopment of the palace and gardens of Soestdijk. West 8 is part of the team that drew up the plan.
Madrid Rio wins I premios Arquitectura con Eñe Award
Madrid Rio has been awarded the I premios Arquitectura con Eñe in the Designing with Stone category. The project was accredited as best public space project for its use of Spanish stone.
West 8 to present at the ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO
West 8's New York Principal-in-charge, Claire Agre presents at the ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans, on Saturday October 22nd. With an educational session entitled "Great Landscapes on Wet Sites: Understanding and Managing High Water Tables.”
Construction of ‘t Zand Underway and New Location Proposed for Historic Fountain
With construction works beginning on the historic ‘t Zand Square in Bruges, a revised and approved proposal for the current fountain sees it beautifully integrated within the waterway of the adjacent Albert I Park.
The New Hondsbossche Dunes in Petten Winner of 8th Arie Keppler Award
West 8’s project ‘The New Hondsbossche Dunes in Petten’ wins in the Planning category of the 8th edition of the Arie Keppler Award. The awards ceremony, held in Velsen town hall in North Holland, was part of the festive closing of the jubilee event 'OVERMOOI'.
West 8 speaks at Forum Lecture in National Gallery of Canada
On Monday the 3rd of October West 8 presents a lecture “Second Nature” as part of the prestigious Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism Forum Lecture Series, held in The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
West 8 Wins Competition for Place Gambetta, Bordeaux
Elected officials of the Bordeaux City Council have voted in support of the proposed revitalization of Place Gambetta in Bordeaux, which is to be developed in accordance with West 8 + Sabine Haristoy + Cetab's winning competition proposal for the historic square.
Schematic Design for More Moss Park Goes Public
This September the schematic design for More Moss Park in Toronto was presented to the public. MJMA, West 8 and Public Studio working closely with The City of Toronto, ‘The 519’ and the community have created a community-based proposal to enhance and expand existing programs, facilities and park space on the 3.4ha site.
Saint Petersburg’s New Holland Island Opens to the Public
The first phase of the restoration and regeneration of New Holland Island in St Petersburg opened to the public on August 27, 2016. West 8, who was responsible for the island's 2.2ha landscape master plan attended the opening weekend celebrations.
West 8 Exhibits at Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana's Summer House
The Olana Partnership Announces Summer Exhibition “Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House” in Hudson NY. The exhibition showcases original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects, including West 8's Adriaan Geuze, inspired by Frederic Church’s Olana.
The Hills on Governors Island Officially Open to the Public
On July 19th the Hills on Governors Island, New York were officially opened by The de Blasio Administration, Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and the Trust for Governors Island. Set in ten newly designed acres of park, the Hills designed by West 8, provide art, recreation and spectacular New York Harbor views. The Hills are the culmination of West 8's 2007 award-winning Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan.
West 8 receives an International Architecture Award for Phase 1 of Governors Island
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have awarded over 130 new buildings and urban planning projects from 43 nations for the 2016 International Architecture Awards, including Phase 1 of West 8's newly completed Governors Island Park and Public Space Project.
Kremlin Embankment construction progresses as scheduled
West 8 has been involved in the design of the Kremlin Embankment and Tverskaya Street revitalisation projects with local partner Strelka KB since the spring of 2016. The projects are now entering the peak of its execution phase and will approach completion in November 2016.
West 8 One of Five Finalists Selected to Present Proposals for the Santander Waterfront, Spain
The ideas competition will further the process of urban renewal and port-city integration that is currently taking place in the waterfront city of Santander. West 8 is one of five teams selected by the Procurement Committee for their local and international experience.
Waterliniemuseum Fort bij Vechten wins NRP Gulden Feniks Award 2016
On 23rd June 2016, the Waterliniemuseum at Fort Vechten, a project that embodies natural, cultural and economic interests in a museum concept, was awarded the 2016 NRP Gulden Feniks Award in the category Area Transformation. West 8 and Rapp+Rapp Architecten in collaboration with Jonathan Penne Architecten produced the 2004 competition winning master plan and completed works on the project in 2015.