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

Building New Environments on the Water

IJland (Almere Buitendijks), Almere, NL

Ia holistic vision of rail connectivity, ecology, recreation and unique living environments with the development of 5.000-10.0000 houses. IJland saw the lake IJ (IJmeer) as the primary spatial quality for the new region.

IJland was the result of a collaboration between West 8, MVRDV, WMcDonough+ partners and the municipalities of Almere and Amsterdam. It’s part of ‘Almere 2.0’; a strategy for Almere to grow from 19.000 to 350.000 inhabitants and improve the quality of the city. West 8’s involvement focused on looking at the present-day situation as part of history and proposed ways to restore the ecology and improve water quality by building with nature.

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