The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

East Bayfront Water’s Edge Promenade wins CSLA Award of Excellence 2014

On the 4th March, 2014, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national and regional winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. This year, 15 projects received a national award – they represent preeminent examples in Canadian landscape architecture, distinctive design, groundbreaking research, and sustainable landscape management. East Bayfront Water’s Edge Promenade, a realized section of the Toronto Central Waterfront project, wins an Award of Excellence, in the 2014 National Merit category.

In 2006 West 8 + DTAH won the Central Waterfront Innovation Design Competition with a mandate to transform Toronto’s waterfront into a world-class destination celebrating the Canadian lakefront experience. As lead consultants, West 8 + DTAH were responsible for the co-ordination of sub-consultants, design development, working drawings and contract administration.

Unique to the project are the high quality, custom designed paving, furniture and tree planting details all inspired by the Canada’s iconic maple leaf. West 8 + DTAH worked closely with the contractors on site, collaborating on pavement mock-ups and fabrication of benches and lights. Extensive underground work, including soil cells, passive irrigation, and root aeration technology were also installed in combination with utility trenches and dock wall reinforcement. 

The first phase of the promenade is part of a growing waterfront network, 925m long and 9.4m wide, it consists of a mosaic of granite pavers with a double row of Maple trees and a family of custom designed furniture. An additional 9m wide pedestrian zone of concrete unit pavers runs parallel to the promenade, creating a total of 18.4m of public space between nearby buildings and the Lake. Patio seating spills across the pedestrian zone from George Brown College with commercial activity transitioning onto the promenade.

Today, the East Bayfront Water’s Edge Promenade is an active civic space and a successful precedent project for future development along Toronto’s waterfront. Flanked by two parks, the promenade is a pedestrian and cycling route, and a year-round venue for a variety of public events. The promenade design is an elegant interpretation of a Canadian themed public space at the water’s edge.

The CSLA Awards of Excellence celebrate work that is inspiring, exhilarating, and remarkably diverse. Each year, jurors select exceptional projects across many areas of expertise. For more info please visit


201434日,加拿大景觀設計師協會公佈2014年卓越年度大獎的國家和地區獲獎者。今年, 15個項目獲得了國家獎加拿大景觀建築傑出獎,尊重獨特的設計,開創性的研究,可持續景觀管理。東海灣濱水長廊,作為多倫多中央濱水項目中已執行項目的一部分,贏得 2014 年國家優秀卓越獎。

2006 年 West 8 + DTAH 榮獲中央水景創新設計大賽,其任務是改造多倫多濱水區成為一個世界級的旅遊目的地,以加強加拿大的堤岸體驗。作為牽頭顧問,West 8 + DTAH負責協調顧問團,設計開發,施工圖及合同管理。項目的獨特處:其高品質設計,靈感來自於加拿大標誌性的楓葉的鋪裝,家具和植樹細節及廣泛的地下工程。

West 8 + DTAH 與承包商密切合作,制作實物模型和長凳和燈光的製作及設計。多倫多中央濱水項目東海灣濱水長廊是一個成功的先例項目,對多倫多未來的濱水區開發有重大發。


如今,作為一個成長的海濱網絡的一部分, 此長廊是一個積極的民用空間。濱水長廊兩側是兩座公園,行人和自行車路,適用於全年的各種公共活動以及場地。此設計是一個加拿大為主題的優雅公共空間的詮釋。

此景觀建築傑出獎表彰鼓舞人心,令人振奮,並顯著不同的城市及景觀設計。詳細信息請參閱 網址。