On Thursday, October 4, Adriaan Geuze received the Klinkenbergh Award from LandschappenNL. Geuze won the prize because of his vision and role for the development and preservation of the Dutch landscape. The award was presented to him at the annual Landscape Symposium at the Soesterberg airbase, owned by Utrechts Landschap.
Willem Ferwerda (Commonland) presented the Award as jury chairman and said: "Adriaan Geuze's fascination for landscape, and certainly also for the Dutch landscape, is a source of inspiration for many. In a passionate way, he presents his 'wake up calls' about the current state of the landscape."
The Klinkenbergh Award is named after Albert Klinkenbergh, founder and first chairman of the Union of Provincial Landscapes, the forerunner of LandschappenNL. The aim of the prize is to propagate the ideas of the Dutch Provincial Landscapes and their trusts for landscape management. These organizations all stand for landscape, nature, heritage and people and each of them proclaims a regional and local approach.
The annual Landscape Symposium was dedicated to the topic 'The landscape of tomorrow'. Alongside Adriaan Geuze, Chief Government Architect Floris Alkemade, the Utrecht professor of Historical Geography Hans Renes, the Delft Professor of Area Development Co Verdaas and journalist/writer/walker Caspar Janssen gave their views on the changing Dutch landscape.
more information: Adriaan Geuze receives Klinkenbergh Award 2018 from LandschappenNL
VOTE! Adriaan Geuze nominated for Dutch 'Architect of the Year' Award
Adriaan Geuze is nominated again for Dutch 'Architect of the Year' title this year. Geuze previously won the title at the 8th edition in 2014, representing Team CS as one of the project architects for Rotterdam Central Station. Everyone is welcome to cast his or her vote on choosing this year's winner until end of October.
Transformation of Gasthuiskwartier in historic city of Den Bosch
West 8 has since 2013 been assigned to steer the urban redevelopment of Gasthuiskwartier (formerly GZG-terrein) after the relocation of the GZG Hospital in 2006. Transfromation of this former sanatorium, a cultural heritage of the city, is starting to get shape.
Noorderpark's new entrance construction update
In conjunction with the newly completed metro Noord/Zuidlijn (North-South metro line) of Amsterdam in July 2018, West 8 designs a new entrance for the municipality Amsterdam Noord as part of the enhancement of our Noorderpark design. The work is expected to last until mid October 2018.
First summer of the Groene Loper
Since Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the Groene Loper (Green Carpet) in Maastricht between Geusselt and Europaplein has been put into use. Maastricht East is alive again without the mobility barrier! A2Maastricht made a short film celebrating the first summer of 2018 on the Groene Loper. Take a look at how green the former motorway has now become!
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