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

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Madrid Rio wins the FAD award 2012

Last week in Barcelona the 53th annual FAD awards were presented.  Madrid Rio has been awarded this prestigious award in the category City and Landscape. West 8 and MRIO Arquitectos (a joint venture of Burgos&Garrido Asociados, Porras La Casta Arquitectos, and Rubio&Alvarez-Sala) were responsible for the design of this grand-scale urban park. According to the jury, Madrid Rio serves as a great example of urban development. The Jury report said:

“A challenging and difficult urban intervention, which has been designed coherently and been built rigorously, where the richness and complexity of every part generate a new urban landscape, thus is capable of modifying the lively character of a city.”

FAD, or Foment de les Arts i el Disseny, is a highly regarded, non-profit organisation who aims to promote architecture and design in Spain’s cultural and economic development.  The very prestigious FAD awards serve to promote avant-garde trends and to acknowledged high-quality design work in Spain and on the Iberian Isles since 1958.

Madrid Rio is a 120 ha, green area alongside the River Manzanares in the centre of Madrid. The pre-existing motorway has been placed underground and the reclaimed riverbanks and urban area were redeveloped as public space only. Madrid Rio has transformed into a green oasis alongside the river offering a space to the city-dwellers to relax.

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馬德里河岸更新景觀工程 (Madrid Rio) 獲得2012年度西班牙FAD基金會奬

上週在巴塞隆那享有盛譽的FAD第53屆年度獎項頒獎禮上,West 8 與 MRIO 負責設計的這個規模盛大的城市公園:馬德里曼薩納雷斯河岸更新景觀工程 (Madrid Rio) 獲得城市與景觀類別中的優勝獎項。

評審報告說: 此項目充滿挑戰和困難,卻以連貫的設計和嚴格的標準完成,每一個部分的豐富性和複雜性,都產生一個新的城市景觀,活潑的改變一個城市的性格。作為城市發展的一個絕好的例子。