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 wins Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Sustainable Urban Master Plan, China

On 4th February, the Guangzhou Municipal Government announces that West 8’s entry as No 1 of the two winners of the Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Sustainable Master Plan competition. No 2 goes to Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute in collaboration with Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten. PDF documentation of the official online announcement can be downloaded here.

Guangzhou Huadi Fangcun (Flower City), located at Southern China, is a former delta land with traditional horticultural legacy of nowadays Guangzhou. With speedy expansion of the horticultural industry, the current scattered and disorganized land use of the area has pushed back the nature and its eco system is severely polluted. The Guangzhou Government is in search of a sustainable solution to the current problem in the era of rapid urban development. West 8’s winning entry provides the city a masterplan with sustainable vision.

The plan has the site area of 2,050 ha. (20.5km2), whereas more than 450 ha. is wetlands area. It consists of new living and industrial environments with ecological water system, wetlands, distinct division of land use zoning, urban planning with a highlight of cultural heritage and a design of an International Flora Expo Masterplan which will function as a focal point and economic generator for the whole development.

West 8 贏得廣州芳村花地城持續發展總體規劃競賽

十三行嶺南水鄉生態品牌帶動 新型城市化芳村花地持續發展

提起芳村,市民都想起“千年花鄉”的別稱,以種花為業,世代相傳,花地(花埭) 亦共有10公里長的堤岸線,號稱“十里長堤、百里水網”。是十三行嶺南水鄉建築的典型環境。但老舊的空間缺乏養護及更新,逐漸失去其百里水網、水秀花香特色。自然與水環境的過度使用,亦做成環境圬染,不符合現代花卉經濟產業效益。