The Passerelle Roosendaal and the new Kellebeek College were officially opened
The Passerelle Roosendaal and the new Kellebeek College were officially opened on 13th of November. Mayor Niederer announced the completion during a festive ceremony. West 8 was responsible for the architectural design of the bridge.
The highlight of the official bridge ceremony, which included a parade from the new Passerelle to Kellebeek College, was the unveiling of the artwork by Anna Niederbremer. This immense work of art, which is located at either ends of the new bicycle and footbridge remained covered in the lead up to the opening. Artist Anna Niederbremer (31) from Roosendaal created the winning design, and her work was warmly received by an exited public.
The result of a design competion held by the municipality of Roosendaal earlier this year. Niederbremer’s piece was selected from 38 entries by local designers and artists. In the eyes of the jury, the design by Niederbremer was the most outstanding. Both sides of the passerelle are now decorated with this three-dimensional tree pattern sculpture made of steel. The new footbridge over the railway complex will be frequented by the MBO students of the nearby Kellebeek College.
The newly completed school building on the East Havendijk in Roosendaal had already been in use for a month or two but was also officially opened on Thursday. The Care Boulevard officially takes up residence in the new building.
(image: Marcel Otterspeer / het fotoburo)
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.