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First images of new design for iconic Afsluitdijk released
The first images of the new design for the iconic Afsluitdijk have been released. This was done after Rijkswaterstaat's announcement that Levvel (a joint venture of Van Oord, BAM en Rebel) was awarded the commission to reinforce the dike.
Longwood Main Fountain Garden winner of 17th Palladio Award
Longwood's Main Fountain Garden is crowned as winning project in the category of “Public Spaces: Parks Plazas Gardens Streetscapes” of the 17th annual Palladio Design Awards, the only US national awards that recognize excellence in traditional architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and traditional craftsmanship.
Amsterdam Stadionplein by West 8 renamed as 'Johan Cruijffplein'
After years of tug-of-war about what was to come on this empty square, a new part of the city has now risen on the former parking lot. Stadionplein, a design by West 8 in collaboration with Municipality of Amsterdam Southern District, has been converted into a lively new city square for Amsterdam and will be renamed as 'Johan Cruijffplein'.
Construction update on Toronto Harbour Landing
Construction of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and the Harbour Square Park in Toronto is currently under way. The new verdant area will be a counterbalance to urban life and a welcoming gateway to the Toronto Islands.
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First section of Waterfront Promenade WKCD Art Park opens
After 1,5 years of construction, the first section of the waterfront promenade at the West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park in Hong Kong is since late Janurary 2018, the Chinese New Year period, open to public. Many visitors have come during the Chinese holiday season to watch the sunset, run, cycle, and walk while enjoying picture-perfect views.
Adriaan Geuze presents Inaugural Address at Wageningen University
On the 22nd of February 2018, prof. ir. Adriaan Geuze, Special Professor of Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University, will present his inaugural address, entitled 'The Three Souls of Landscape'.
West 8 presents at TCLF conference 'Leading with Landscape IV'
The conference "Leading with Landscape IV: Transforming North Carolina's Research Triangle", curated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), will be held on April 12-15, 2018. Adriaan Geuze will present on April 13 in Panel 1. Early bird registration rates are available until February 23.
Completion of Xinhua Waterfront Park greeted by snow in Shanghai
Within 6 months of time, the realization of Xinhua Waterfront Park, a cultural corridor section with the total area of 17 hectares urban open public space, has finally come to its completion on 31st December 2017.
Plans for Nieuw Kralingen unveiled
A true city district with a romantic and warm character, seamlessly connected with the nearby green Kralingse Bos and Kralingse Plas. West 8’s recently revealed design vision for Nieuw Kralingen demonstrates a contemporary differentiated neighborhood with a wide variety of housing typologies.
Opening of Proveniersplein at Rotterdam Central Station
On January 27, the Proveniersplein with its bridges north of the Rotterdam Central Station was festively opened. The ceremony led Councilman Robert Simons. The completion of the square represents the conclusion of the bigger endeavor of the Rotterdam Central Station; a project by Team CS. Team CS is a cooperation between Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en Van Schooten Architects, and West 8.
University of Amsterdam appoints West 8 as Strategic Master Planner for City Centre Campus
West 8 has been appointed Strategic Master Planner and future Supervisor for the University of Amsterdams’ City Centre Campus.
Claire Agre presents at Rutgers University Common Lectures Series
Principal in Charge of West 8 New York, Claire Agre, is invited to present at Rutgers University Common Lectures Series Spring 2018. Titled 'Waste Not: Recent West 8 Works', this lecture will be presented on Janurary 31 highlighting some of West 8’s North American portfolio.
Award Ceremony Hispania Nostra Prize 2016 for Madrid Rio
In 2016 Madrid Rio was awarded the Hispania Nostra Prize in the category: Prize for Heritage Conservation as a factor of economic and social development. The award ceremony where Her Majesty Queen Sofia will preside over, will take place on 25 Jan 2018 in the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos.
West 8 exhibits at Beijing Horticultural Expo 2019
West 8 is much honoured to be invited to represent the Netherlands to exhibit in the Foreign Designers Creative Exhibition part of the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exposition. On Dec 2 2017, design of 'Garden of Time' was unveiled during the official launch of the expo event commenced at Beijing Forestry University.
Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for 2018
We would like to pay compliments to all of our clients, partners and collaborators.
Tverskaya Zastava Square, Moscow 'My Street' program completed
In collaboration with Strelka KB, part of West 8's involvement in the Moscow City's 'My Street' program, the revitalisation of Tverskaya Zastava Square and surrounding area is completed with great success. To date, the upgraded historical station area has made its glorious comeback.
West 8 wins design competition for Hengelo's Market Square
On December 8, Bureau Hengelo announced that West 8 has won the design competition for the Hengelo market square. With a majority of 68% of the votes, the public opted for West 8’s design, disqualifying the two other competitors Mecanoo and IAA Architecten.
West 8's IRMA LOGS greet visitors at Design Miami, Miami Beach
Designed and produced by West 8 team, visitors of this year's Design Miami/ Art Basel are being greeted by a grand green temporary installation at the venue entrance outfitted with 101 wooden logs: 'Irma Logs', recycled from the recent Hurricane Irma.
Edzo Bindels presents at lecture series THE CITY OF HOUSING
'THE CITY OF HOUSING' is a series of lectures on urban development and urban housing construction, organised by Oliver Thill and Andre Kempe together with Christina Lotzemer-Jentges. Edzo Bindels presents West 8’s precedents in housing and urban (re-)developements of the last three decades.