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

Martin Biewenga


Martin Biewenga is a partner and director of West 8, specialising in large-scale, complex mobility and transport assignments. Martin establishes client trust and support among project stakeholders with open communication, leading multidisciplinary design teams with an enthusiastic, bold and decisive spirit.

Resolving diverse motives and infrastructural complexities through clear communication, open participation processes and community engagement, Martin brings his extensive experience coordinating long-term public assignments such as Rotterdam Centraal, Station areas of Groningen, Nunspeet and Lelystad, and the Leiden Bio Science Campus. In addition, he acts as an Urban Planning consultant on several subprojects of the Multi-Year Program Infrastructure, Space and Transport (MIRT) finding smart, sustainable and climate-proof solutions for the bottlenecks of ‘the Oude Lijn’ in the Netherlands.

Martin has carried teaching positions at internationally recognized universities such as the Academy of Architecture and Urban Planning in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Oxford Brooks University in England and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Sweden. As a well-respected speaker, Martin has lectured at the Prague, Faculty of Architecture, Tokyo University, the University of Mexico City and the Swiss Foundation for Landscape Architecture.

Joined West 8 in 1996, Partner since 2003
Strategic Planning, Masterplan, Urban Design, Public Space Design
Registered Urban Designer, SBA
Master of Urban Design, TU Delft

Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat
City of Brno, Czech Railway Administration
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Universitieit Leiden
Nationaal Programma Groningen
Gemeente Groningen
Prorail, Gemeente Rotterdam
Schiphol Airport