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

North America

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

West 8 Selected as Finalist for BMW FIZ Future Competition

On the 9th of May West 8 and Atelier Kempe Thill, along with five other firms were announced as finalists for the second phase of the BMW FIZ Future urban planning competition. The first stage of the competition saw twelve selected architecture firms submit designs for the expansion of the research and innovation center for BMW Group (FIZ).

The six finalists for Phase 2 are:
• AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT (Austria, Vienna)
• AS & P – Albert Speer & Partner (Germany, Frankfurt am Main)
• Niklaus Gausch Architects (Switzerland, Zurich)
• gmp International (Germany, Hamburg)
• HENN (Germany, Munich)
• West 8 urban design & landscape architecture (Netherlands, Rotterdam)

Dr. Herbert Diess, jury member and Chief of Development at BMW AG remarks that the “optimal integration of Munich North´s infrastructure into the design was an important consideration in the selection process. In order to continue to develop groundbreaking design and innovative technologies, it is important for us to be well connected to Munich´s urban infrastructure.”

On May 10, the six winning designs from Phase 1 were explained and discussed with around 80 interested Munich residents in an open dialogue. Dr. Herbert Grebenc, Head of Real Estate, Facilities Management and Corporate Security at the BMW Group emphasizes: “The FIZ Future program aims to create conditions for sustainable corporate success whilst also developing a vibrant and livable area for residents in the north of Munich and the City of Munich. Therefore, we strongly value a constructive dialogue with the citizens”. Suggestions from the neighborhood dialogue will be incorporated into the second stage of the competition.

On September 25, 2014, the jury will select the winner from the six designs.

For more information the competition visit: The BMW Group+ PressClub Deutschland

West 8入圍寶馬集團研究和創新中心 (FIZ) 的擴張項目城市規劃建築設計競賽

5月9日 寶馬集團公佈 West 8 + Atelier Kempe Thill, 與其他五家公司宣布為入圍的寶馬未來城市的第二階段。本次比賽的第一階段有12 入圍的建築設計公司為寶馬集團( FIZ )的研究和創新中心的擴張項目提交設計。

• AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT (奧地利,維也納)
• AS & P – Albert Speer & Partner(德國,美因河畔法蘭克福)
• seriously niklaus fausch architects(瑞士,蘇黎世)
• gmp International (德國,漢堡)
• HENN (德國,慕尼黑)
• West 8 城市設計及景觀建築(荷蘭鹿特丹)


5月10日,入圍第二階段的六個作品進行了公開討論會,並有約 80 位關心慕尼黑發展的居民作公開對話討論。寶馬集團房地產,設施管理及企業保安主管Dr。Grebenc 強調:“外商投資區未來計劃旨在創造企業成功的可持續條件,同時也在開發慕尼黑北部成為一個充滿活力的慕尼黑市居民的宜居區域,因此,我們強烈重視與市民的建設性對話”。鄰近居民的建議將被納入第二階段競賽的一部分。