Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2018

We would like to pay compliments to all of our clients, partners and collaborators.

The year 2017 included the following memorable highlights for West 8.

Completed Projects 
– Main Fountain Garden, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, US
– Stationsgebied Den Helder, NL
Prechistenskaya Embankment, Moscow, RU
– Noorderpark bridge, Amsterdam Noord, NL
– Tverskaya Zastava Square, Moscow, RU
– Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail, Ontario Place, CA
– New Holland Island Phase 2, Saint-Petersburg, RU
Masterplan Hanover Kronsberg, DE
– Development vision Nieuw-Kralingen, Rotterdam, NL
– Laakse Tuinen (urban design), Vathorst, Amersfoort, NL

New Projects
– Natuurbegraven, Bonnenpolder, NL
– International Horticulture Exhibition, Beijing, CN
– Renovation Interpolis Garden, Tilburg
– Almere Europakwartier, NL
– San Pellegrino Flagship Factory, IT
– 100V Street, Washington, USA
– Fortified city of Grave, NL
– Yonge Street, Toronto, CA
– Stationsgebied Nunspeet, NL
– Market Square, Hengelo, NL
– Nieuw Kralingen, Rotterdam, NL
– Schiehaven, Rotterdam, NL
– Vierwiekenplein, Oud-Beijerland, NL
– Made By Holland, Soestdijk Palace, NL
– Olentangy River Corridor, US
– Saratov Embankment and Station Plaza, RU
– A7 Motorway Corridor Study, Purmerend, NL

Under Construction
– Moss Park, Toronto, CA 
– Zhangijang, Shanghai, CN
– Xinhua Waterfront, Shanghai, CN
– Coolsingel Revitalisation, Rotterdam, NL
– Rio Cali Linear Park, Cali, CO
– Sagrera Linear Park, Barcelona, ES
– ’t Zand, Bruges, BE
– West-Kowloon Park, Hong Kong, CN
– Park at Essex Crossing, New York, US
– Miami Convention Centre, Miami, US
– The Parc du Moulon and Carré des Sciences, Saclay, Paris, FR
– De groene loper – A2, Maastricht, NL
– Gasthuiskwartier, Den Bosch, NL
– Freiham Nord, DE
– Drexel Square, Schuykill Yards, Philadelphia, US
– Historic Columbia Circe, Shanghai
– Willemspoort, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
– Vander Park Courtyard, Moscow, RU
Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, Moscow, RU
– New Holland Phase 3, Saint Petersburg, RU
– Cadixwijk, Antwerp, BE
– Antwerp University Campus, BE
– Leidschendam City Centre, NL
– Provenierssingel, Rotterdam, NL
– Waterdorp Vathorst, Amersfoort, NL
Strijp S, Eindhoven, NL
– Cologne Rondorf, DE

– Fast Company Most Innovative Firm of the Year in the Architecture Sector, West 8
– ASLA NY Honor Award for Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills
– AZ Award – Azure Magazine for Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills
– ASLA PA-DE Honor Award for Schuylkill Yards
– A+ Architizer Awards for Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills
– MASterworks Awards, Municipal Art Society of New York City, Best New Urban Landscape for Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills
– ULI NY Award for Excellence in Civic Space Development for Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills
– American Architecture Prize for Madrid Rio, ES
– American Architecture Prize for Rotterdam Centraal, NL
– Toronto Urban Design Award for Queens Quay, Toronto, CA
– Schreudersprijs for A2 Maastricht, NL

– Stolen Paradise Trilogy, MAXXI Rome, IT
– IRMA logs, DesignMiami/, USA
– The Coolsingel, Ode to the heart of Rotterdam, NL
– Shanghai Urban Space and Art, CN

Books and articles
– Adriaan Geuze, The Charm of the Unpretentiousin Bicycle Landscape: Why the Netherlands looks like this, NAI010, 2017
– Adriaan Geuze, Innovation City: Van Gogh National Park = Brainport, in Spot On: Het landschap als vestingsvoorwaarde, 2017 (Dutch only).

We thank you for your support in 2017 and wish you a wonderful 2018!

West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 25 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Toronto and Amsterdam. The office gained international recognition with projects such as Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Jubilee Gardens in London (UK), Expo \’02 in Yverdon-les-Bains (CH) and Miami Beach SoundScape Park (US). Many of the projects are the result of groundbreaking entries in important international competitions. Recently won competitions include Toronto Waterfront in Toronto (CA), Governors Island in New York (USA) and Yongsan Park in Seoul (KR).

Amongst the numerous awards received by West 8 are the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture 2011, Mondriaan Fund (formerly BKVB),  the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Prix de Rome, the Dutch Maaskant Award, the Bijhouwer Award, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, the Green Pin and the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design.