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

Engineer meets Poet



West 8 is a visionary practice in the fields of landscape architecture, placemaking, and design, yielding countless world class, memorable, and timeless destinations. For over 35 years, our work and ideas have catalyzed change in the fields of landscape architecture, urban planning, and sustainable design. Established in Rotterdam in 1987, West 8 is a paradigm-shifting design collective founded by award-winning landscape architect Adriaan Geuze. Our studios in Europe and North America are staging grounds for formal experimentation and technical innovation.

Legacy &

We find new ways to tell stories, connect identities, transform cities and shape the land.

Footage Provided by: Hovercameras via Dronestock; The Trust for Governors Island; Houston Botanic Garden and VISION Production Group; Xinhua Waterfront: Zil ArchVisual


By considering different perspectives, realms of knowledge, and lived experiences, we envision a “second nature,” an intentional, culturally responsive landscape.

Landscape Architecture
in the 21st Century

Our approach offers people meaningful spaces as well as a sense of belonging. Landscape architecture strengthens vibrant communities and creates places for participation and connection. Poetics convey the identity and essential character of a community or culture. With these principles at the forefront of our design process, we seek to repair and restore people’s relationship with the land. We believe public space belongs to everyone, regardless of income, status, or claim. By programming open and adaptable areas in our projects, we make space for possibility and chance – inviting people to inhabit, play, feel and live in their community.


  • Concept Design
  • Masterplanning & Visioning
  • Place Narrative & Strategic Planning
  • Public Space & Placemaking
  • Spatial & Territorial Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Landscape Infrastructure Services
  • Sustainability & Environmental Performance
  • Resiliency & Climate Adaptation
  • Community & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Lighting & Product Design
  • Project Documentation
  • Design Supervision
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documentation
  • Construction Administration

General inquiries: [email protected]
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Application Inquiries: [email protected] (Rotterdam) or [email protected] (North America)

Image credits: Thijs Ter Hart; Jeroen Musch; West 8

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