The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

Belgium

West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk
Belgium

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

North America

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

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

+1 347 371 2252

Opening Kai-park at Vathorst

The Kai Park at the Vinex-location Vathorst in Amersfoort was officially opened by mayor van Vliet-Kuiper on the 28th of May.

West 8 designed the two hectare park as a green oasis, inspired by the famous Japanese artist Ando Hiroshige. Hiroshige is famous for his etchings prints about the daily life, urban scenes, landscapes and nature of old Japan. The three park bridges have details, inspired by the bridges in his paintings.

From under the wing nuts you experience a view with elegant low-hanging branches as foreground. The seating areas with azaleas, cherries and art objects are also a tribute to the Japan of the Edo- period. The art objects were designed by Alexandra Kolackova from Liberec, the partner city of Amersfoort.