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 Timber Seat

The bench concept as an outdoor meeting place continues to be a success even now, 30 years after the long linear timber seat was first constructed on the Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam.

The monumentality of the seat relates well to the scale of its environment. Its welcoming character invites people to take ownership. Ergonomically, it provides comfort and protection. The design principles have held up to the test of time and are now eagerly copied by manufacturers of street furniture. The specific form and the scale of the seat and backrest form the basis for a family of benches regularly used in other West 8 projects. They are all remarkable outdoor objects and readily relate to their varying contexts.


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