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

Fort bij Vechten nominated for Dutch Golden Phoenix Award in category Area Transformation

The Gulden Feniks (Golden Phoenix) is an annual award exclusively given to praise outstanding renovated and transformed built environments in the Netherlands. The awards are recognized for their integral nature. Economic aspects, innovation and technical execution are a key part of the judging criteria but other aspects such as cultural value, sustainability, functional quality and societal influence are also taken into consideration by the expert jury. West 8’s projects have been awarded previously in 2013 (Strijp S) and 2014 (Rotterdam Central District). 

This year, the jury of the NRP Golden Phoenix received 83 entries and have nominated eight projects for the NRP Golden Phoenix Awards 2016. Two finalists were selected from the eight entries in the Area Transformation category:

  • Fort Vechten (Bunnik) by West 8 and Jonathan Penne Architects in collaboration with Rapp & Rapp Architects
  • Meyster Exterior (Utrecht) by Inbo

According to the jury: “Fort Vechten is a hidden pearl of restored heritage. A project with great potential.” The winners of each category will be announced on June 22 in Amsterdam. More information on all nominated projects can be found here.