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

Creating new Connections with the City Centre

Kanaaleiland, Bruges, BE

Providing a former industrial site with a clear identity through the introduction of new activities and the creation of new public spaces.

Bridges were placed at strategic locations – connecting Kanaaleiland with the city centre. This, in turn, generated a grid of easily navigable foot and cycle paths. One bridge connects the low Kanaaleiland banks with the higher city wall. On the other side, an entrance to the Minnewaterpark and the city centre has been created. A pier allows tourists to access and experience the waterfront, whereas a star-shaped bridge provides a wonderful viewpoint over the water and city centre.

Stad Brugge, AWZ

Arcadis Gedas B+I

© Jeroen Musch and © West 8