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

Christoph Elsässer

Team Leader, Senior Urban Designer

An integral member of the West 8 design team for over 25 years, Christoph Elsässer directs in the visioning, development and the execution of urban design masterplans. Christoph integrates innovative thinking towards resilient city planning, and leads landscape-led urban designs across Europe, with a focus on the German and Dutch markets.

Establishing client trust through careful listening and scenario-based searches for timeless solutions, Christoph is a key leader on many of West 8’s successful large-scale and long-term urban design projects. The include Freiham North, the last substantial urban development to take place in Munich, Germany, and Strijp-S in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Christoph is a frequent lecturer at events and universities throughout Europe. As an external teacher, Christoph also guides students of architectural academies during their graduation projects.

25 Years Professional Experience
Visioning and Masterplanning, Urban design & Public Space Design
Registered Architect, SBA
Over 27,600 Homes Realized/Under Construction
Juror for Oberbillwerder, Hamburg; Deutzer Hafen, Köln; Bayernkaserne, München

Featured Projects
Jenfelder Au, Hamburg, DE
Freiham Nord, München, DE
Strijp-S, Eindhoven, NL
Nieuw Kralingen, Rotterdam, NL
Oegstgeest aan de Rijn, NL
MIRTVerkenning stationsgebied Leiden, NL

Landeshauptstadt München
Gemeente Eindhoven
Park Strijp Beheer B.V.
Stadt Nürnberg
Amand Landentwicklung Köln
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
City of Rotterdam
Ontwikkelcombinatie Nieuw Kralingen