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Oirschot bridge open
The new slow traffic bridge in Oirschot, a historical town in the south of The Netherlands, has opened. The elegant and simple truss is ground-breaking in its use of wood as a primary material to span the 40 meter clearing accross the Wilhelmina Canal. Ramps with bright steel railings give comfortable access.
Rotterdam WWII Brandgrens Memorial revitalised
Ten years since their initial installation, and eighty years since the bombing of Rotterdam's town centre, West 8 have assisted with a technical update to our Brandgrens WWII Memorial. The new generation of LED light fittings allows the red and green tiles to be visible throughout the day.
West 8 and Bureau Overland Deliver Van Gogh National Park Masterplan
West 8 and Bureau Overland have delivered a Masterplan for the establishment of the Van Gogh National Park in The Netherlands. The Masterplan prepares and frames the concept and development of the Park for the next 100 years.
Our response to COVID-19
West 8 is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely and is responding proactively with measures in order to mitigate risk for employees and collaborators. We maintain operations of our practice as usual.
Landscaping of Grand Egyptian Museum nearing completion
The construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo is rapidly developing, showing the landscaping initially designed by West 8.
NVTL appoints Adriaan Geuze as Extraordinary Member
On the 7th of March, West 8 hosted the annual meet-up of the Dutch Association for Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL). During this meeting, chairman Ben Kuipers appointed Adriaan Geuze as extraordinary member of the association.
New project: Space Conquerors Park in Saratov, Russia
On the 21st February, West 8 was announced as member of the design team for Space Conquerors Memorial Park, in Saratov, Russia.
West 8 Spring 2020 Lecture Calendar
Members of West 8's team frequently present lectures and talks on a variety of occasions. We enjoy sharing knowledge and engaging in discussions about our profession. Click here for an overview of opportunities to attend in Spring of 2020.
West 8 together with Studio 44 selected for the Tuchkov Buyan Park competition in St Petersburg
On the 3rd of Feburary, West 8 together with Studio 44 was announced as one of the eight finalists for the first phase of the Tuchkov Buyan park competition.
New Oirschot bridge sees monumental timber truss installed
This weekend a monumental addition was installed to the construction of the bridge over Oirschot's Wilhelmina Canal in the Netherlands.
Kazerne Kwartier gets green light by Venlo municipality
The city council of Venlo voted in favour of a new vision for the Kazernekwartier (Kazerne Quarter) in Venlo, the Netherlands, designed by West 8.
Drexel Square receives Pinnacle Award of Excellence from the Natural Stone Institute.
Drexel Square has received a Pinnacle Award of Excellence winner in the category of Public Landscape/Parks/Memorials by the Natural Stone Institute of America. The award was announced at the Awards Ceremony on January 28th.
Houston Botanic Gardens holds soft opening ceremony
In honour of the completion of the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden, a free community celebration was held in Houston's new botanical garden on the 26th of January.
West 8 and Nationaal Programma Groningen launch Toukomst 2040
The Groningen National Program has commissioned West 8 as lead consultant for an extensive community outreach program titled ‘Toukomst’ in the north of the Netherlands. €100 million has been made available for the development and execution of ideas from local residents that will strengthen the vitality, economy and quality of life in the Groningen province.
West 8 participated in 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture
West 8, together with 18 other world leading figures and design teams, participated in the 8th edition of UABB in an installation called ‘Future City Matrix’ curated by POSITION.
Paradijshof in Nieuw Crooswijk and Fenix I both laureates in the Rotterdam Architecture Prize programme
Paradijshof won silver in the public vote. Our congratulations go to Mei Architecten and Heijmans on winning both the jury and public prize for Fenix I - the new home of the West 8 Rotterdam studio.
We have moved!
West 8 Rotterdam has relocated to a spectacular new studio space in Fenixloods I, Rijnhaven.
Drexel Square receives Editor’s pick for 2019 Best of Design Awards
Drexel Square has received an Editors Pick for the Landscape category from the Architects Newspaper’s Best of Design awards (2019).
Madrid Rio wins prize at Albert Serratosa City and Territory Awards 2019
Madrid Rio has won the prize for Great Scale Character from the third edition of the Albert Serratosa City and Territory award presented by the College of Civil Engineers, Canals and Ports (CICCP) in Zaragoza, Spain.
Maastricht's Groene Loper exhibited at Bureau Europa
The exhibition Landscape as Cult. A changing view on our nature shows a selection of drawings and models from the 2,3km Groene Loper (Green Carpet) in Maastricht, the public space on top of the A2 double motorway tunnel.