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

West 8 to feature at is one of the celebrations during das Jahr des Architektur (or the Year of Architecture) in Cologne, Germany. From the 5th till 29th of April, the exhibition will take centre stage at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK) and will feature several projects with a focus on integral design. Amongst them, West 8’s project the Groene Loper-A2 will be presented.

The Groene Loper-A2 project exemplifies this notion of integration very well in that it transforms the current A2 zone into a connective space for the city. From North to South a green ribbon is created by connecting the city to its natural surroundings. Consequent ecological and recreational values will attribute to this green ribbon and to the adjoining urban area.

In collaboration with the NAI, the MAKK and the Netherlands Consulate-General in Düsseldorf, the Dutch Design Desk Europe (DDDE) prepared which proceeds from the idea of a Gesamt-stadt, combining academic, cultural and social perspectives. The idea behind the exhibition was shaped through interviews with Cologne-based architectural offices by the DDDE.

For further information on the exhibition, please see