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

+1 347 371 2252

West 8 and CGA Awarded Design Services for the Future North Shore Open Space Park Project, Miami Beach

A team comprised of Calvin, Giordano & Associates (CGA) and West 8 have been top-ranked for design services for the North Shore Open Space Park in the City of Miami Beach. Together, CGA and West 8 will further develop the Vision Plan originally conceived by West 8 into a reality.

The future 26-acre waterfront park at the City’s northernmost end will create a more inviting, iconic and safe amenity, serving the City’s North Shore community, which will enhance access to the waterfront and preserve large patches of natural beachfront habitat. The team will provide needed improvements including pedestrian entrances, an ocean rescue facility, children’s playgrounds, pedestrian beach access, multi-use walkways, branding, lighting and open areas, while also integrating it with the surrounding neighborhood.

West 8 will lend their world-acclaimed landscape architectural and urban design services in branding, community outreach and the overall design development of the park, while CGA will contribute local knowledge and technical expertise in landscape design, engineering, surveying and construction administration services. Together, CGA and West 8 have assembled a formidable team experienced in delivering iconic spaces with know-how in long-lived municipal projects. Working collaboratively, CGA and West 8 intend to transform North Shore Park into a more connected, beautiful and functional landmark that meets the aspirations of the local community and the City.

The revitalization of the North Shore Park also complements West 8’s current work on the adjacent Eighty Seven Park development. Designed in conjunction with Renzo Piano, the project will bring together architecture, design and the natural landscape to create a coastal sanctuary inspired by the site’s extraordinary setting and the lush tropical landscapes of South Florida. Together, Eighty Seven Park and North Shore Open Space Park project will add new vibrancy and value, to the surrounding community and the North Beach District.

West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 28 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), Madrid Rio (ES) 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.

CGA is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary professional consulting firm that offers a comprehensive approach to landscape architecture, engineering, land planning, government regulatory compliance, public sector contract services, data technologies, emergency management, and development services. CGA, which is based in Fort Lauderdale, employs more than 300 professionals and has additional Florida offices located in Jacksonville, Clearwater, Port St. Lucie West Palm Beach and Homestead and an office Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit CGA’s website at

Terra is an integrated development firm in South Florida focused on creating sustainable, design-oriented communities that enhance neighborhoods and bring people together. Led by Pedro and David Martin, Terra was founded in 2001 and is involved in all aspects of residential and commercial development, including realty, mortgage, marketing and construction. The firm’s portfolio includes luxury high-rises, single family homes, townhouses, retail shopping centers, office space and multifamily apartments, both in urban and suburban areas across South Florida. Current and recent residential developments include the Bjarke Ingels-designed Grove at Grand Bay and Rem Koolhaas-designed Park Grove towers in Coconut Grove, the Rene Gonzalez-designed GLASS and Renzo Piano-designed Eighty Seven Park in Miami Beach, Modern and Neovita in Doral, Metropolis in Downtown Dadeland, 900 Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, and the master-planned community Botaniko Weston designed by Chad Oppenheim and Roney J. Mateu. All told, Terra’s current developments are valued at $3 billion and comprise millions of square feet of commercial development. Learn more at

For more information: Public Relations, Winnie Poon or Lydia Franken, +31 (0)10 – 485 58 01,,
Photo courtesy of Terra Group.

West 8 and CGA Awarded Design Services for the Future North Shore Open Space Park Project, Miami Beach

West 8 is een internationaal ontwerpbureau voor stedenbouw en landschapsarchitectuur, opgericht in 1987. De laatste vijfentwintig jaar heeft West 8 zich gevestigd als internationaal team van meer dan vijfenzeventig architecten, stedenbouwkundigen, landschapsarchitecten en industrieel ontwerpers. Naast het werk in eigen land zijn er de projecten in grote buitenlandse steden als Kopenhagen, Londen, Moskou, New York, Madrid en Toronto. Het bureau verdiende haar internationale erkenning met Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Jubilee Gardens in Londen (UK) en Expo\’02 in Yverdon-les-Bains (CH). Veel projecten zijn het resultaat van baanbrekende inzendingen voor internationale competities. Recent gewonnen prijsvragen zijn onder meer Toronto Waterfront in Toronto (CAN), Governors Island in New York (US) en Yongsan Park in Seoul (KR).

Voor zowel het oeuvre als voor individuele projecten heeft West 8 vele awards en onderscheidingen ontvangen zoals: de Prix de Rome, de Maaskantprijs, de Bijhouwerprijs, de Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, de Honor Award van de American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), de Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design, de Green Pin, de International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA) en Oeuvreprijs bouwkunst, het Fonds Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst (BKVB / Mondriaan Fonds).

Voor meer informatie: Public Relations, Jan Breukelman of Winnie Poon, +31 (0)10 – 485 58 01,,