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

Stadthafenquartier shared with the public!

Münster, Germany

West 8 are excited to share the urban design for the Stadthafenquartier in Münster, Germany. On the 22nd of November, 2023, the design team presented the draft plans in the first of a series of participation processes with the local community. West 8, as landscape architects will help bring cohesion to the new green neighbourhood while embracing and extending the harbour identity into the urban quarter. Located in the Jovel Music Hall, a 1,500-seat concert venue, the event was set up in a ‘market-style’ layout where attendees were able to discuss the proposals and create a dialogue with different specialists involved in the design. The preliminary drafts of the urban development plan can be viewed on the city’s website and in the Planning and Building Customer Centre in Munich until December 18th: LINK

About the project:
The Stadthafenquartier is a new residential, working and living quarter transforming the former Osmo-Hallen within the harbour of Münster. The mixed-use, low-car district urban development offers space for a variety of uses with around 770 new homes, a daycare centre, offices, restaurants, market hall and hotels. The basis is a framework agreement between the city of Münster and four investors. As landscape architects, West 8’s design unifies the project by re-establishing the character of the public spaces with a green identity. Embracing the existing qualities of the popular position in the city of Münster, the approach brings the harbour identity into the neighbourhood and creates a sequence of three urban plazas, green courtyards and a continuous roof-landscape that serves as a water buffer for the neighbourhood.

KRESINGS architektur
Josef Kuhr Immobilien Besitzgesellschaft
LVM Landwirtschaftlicher Versicherungsverein
Deilmann Planungsgesellschaft

WoltersPartner Stadtplaner
RKW Architektur +
KRESINGS architektur
West 8