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

Edzo Bindels


Edzo Bindels is a partner and director of West 8, and excels in the long-term transformation of cities, through continuous involvement. With over 28 years of experience, Bindels creates long-lasting client relationships built on trust, cooperation, and commitment to supervision of the entire process.

Managing and overseeing the cross-disciplinary output of the studio, Edzo provides a wealth of experience across landscape and urban Design masterplans, public space design and ongoing supervision. Within the Netherlands alone, Bindels’ involvement has been instrumental in the revitalization of the city centre of Den Helder, the urban design of Vathorst in Amersfoort, and the Groene Loper (A2 Highway Tunnelling) in Maastricht. Internationally, Madrid RIO in Spain, New Holland Island in St Petersburg Rio Cali Park in Colombia are examples of Bindels’ ability to interweave landscape, urbanism and placemaking within diverse and complex conditions.

Since becoming partner of West 8 in 1999, Bindels has received numerous for his work, including the Maaskantprijs for Young Architects, the Bijhouwer Award for Outstanding Achievement In Landscape Architecture, the Veronica Rudge Prize from Harvard GSD for Madrid RIO and the European Property Award for Sustainable Residential Development, Groene Loper. Teaching and lecturing internationally, Bindels has taught courses at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology, and ETSAM University Madrid.

Joined West 8 in 1995, Partner since 1999
Masterplan Visioning, Urban Design, Public Space Design
Registered Urban Designer, SBA
Master of Urban Design, TU Delft

Woningstichting Den Helder/Helder Vastgoed BV
Gemeente Maastricht
Gemeente Den Helder
City of Madrid
Ontwikkelings Bedrijf Vathorst
Gemeente Loenen aan de Vecht
Ontwikkelings Combinatie Nieuw Crooswijk
Woningbedrijf Rotterdam
Bouwcollectief d’ Artagnan