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The Transformation of Queens Quay
A new video by Waterfront Toronto takes in-depth look at the work above and below ground on Queens Quay. Detailing the transformation of Toronto's main waterfront street from uninspiring thoroughfare to a beautiful waterfront boulevard.
Rotterdam Central District Nominated for StiB Award 2014
On Wednesday 23rd April, the nominations for the 2014 StiB (Steden in Beweging = Cities in Motion) award were officially announced. Rotterdam Central District is one of four projects nominated for this award, which recognises the most successful examples of urban renewal in the Netherlands. Projects are selected for their distinctive contribution to the vitality and dynamism of the city.
Rotterdam Central District selected as finalist for the 2014 Golden Phoenix Area Transformation Award
Rotterdam Central District and Business Park Kleefse Waard have been announced as the two finalists for the 2014 Area Transformation Award. One of four award categories in this year's Golden Phoenix NRP Awards. Both projects have been designed by West 8 in collaboration with other offices.
Team West 8 One of Five Firms Selected to Develop San Francisco's Presidio Parkway
On the 22nd of April The Presidio Trust, in conjunction with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service announced that Team West 8 is one of five renowned design firms invited to develop conceptual design and programming for 10 acres of new parkland atop a dramatic bluff with panoramic Golden Gate views within San Francisco's Presidio.
Construction Milestone of Footbridge at Roosendaal Station
The Footbridge at Roosendaal Station celebrated a construction milestone during the Easter weekend, with the completion of the third section of the bridge assembly. The careful positioning of three bridge segments was so successful that this critical step was completed ahead of schedule.
West 8 presents at the 13th (inter)National Congress of Architects of Panama
On the 5th of April 2014, West 8 spoke at Punto de Encuentro ("Meeting Point"), the closing event of the 13th (inter)National Congress of the Architects of Panama. The 2013-2014 congress explored notions of (re)contextualizing in the field of architecture and questioned what instruments of cohesion and communication can be used to connect architecture and society.
"The Blue Dunes", Team WXY/WEST8's Final Proposal for the Rebuild by Design Competition Unveiled
After months of research and working alongside communities in the Sandy affected region, team WXY/West 8 unveils their “The Blue Dunes” project, an innovative approach to coastal protection in the final stage of the Rebuild by Design Competition.
Updated Design Revealed for Park and Trail Plans at Ontario Place
On March 19 the Provincial Government, Waterfront Toronto and designers LANDinc and West 8 revealed updated design plans for a new urban park and waterfront trail at Ontario Place at the project's third public consultation.
Official Opening of Light - S
On the 14th of March the 2014 Light- S project at Strijp S was officially opened by Alderman Mary-Ann Schreurs. The opening ceremony took place on Torenallee 20, with light and dark formed a central theme of the evening, which included a review of recently realized lighting projects at Strijp S.
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander Officially Opens the New Rotterdam Centraal Station
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander officially opened the new Rotterdam Centraal Station on Thursday 13th March. During his tour through the station the king was addressed by Team CS. Mayor Aboutaleb, Marion Gout – van Sinderen (CEO of Prorail), Secretary of State Wilma Mansveld, Boukje Bügel (CEO retail & transfer NS) and alderman of the City of Rotterdam Jeanette Baljeu also accompanied his Majesty on his tour.
West 8 and Atelier Kempe Thill One of Twelve Finalists for BMW Fiz Future Design Competition
West 8 and Atelier Kempe Thill have been selected as one of the twelve finalists to develop a master plan for the long-term development of the BMW Group’s Research and Innovation Center (FIZ) in Munich.
West 8 Urban Design Projects presented at MIPIM, the Leading Real Estate Event for Property Professionals
West 8’s Freiham North project in Munich, Germany and the Reconversion EAI, Former School of Infantry in Montpellier, France, are both presented at MIPIM – the leading real estate event for property professionals from the 11-14th of March 2014 in Cannes, France.
East Bayfront Water's Edge Promenade wins CSLA Award of Excellence 2014
On the 4th March, 2014, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national and regional winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. The East Bayfront Water's Edge Promenade, a realized section of the Toronto Central Waterfront project, wins an Award of Excellence, in the National Merit category.
Rotterdam Centraal presented at The Building Centre, London, UK
The Netherlands Embassy in London, in collaboration with The Building Centre, have invited West 8 to bring their insight on the design and development of Rotterdam Centraal Station, one of The Netherlands' most important transport hubs.
West 8 to speak at the 4th Annual Bridges EU and Russia Conference on 21st March 2014
The 4th annual conference on "Bridge Construction and Maintenance in Europe and Russia" with the theme "New Construction Technologies and Equipment”, will take place between 19th - 21st of March 2014 in Bordeaux, France. West 8's representative Maarten van de Voorde will present a lecture titled: "Designing pedestrian bridges and understanding the poetry of human use" to conference delegates.
West 8 selected for West Kowloon Cultural District Park Project
On the 28th of February, The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (“WKCDA”) announced that a design team led by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (Hong Kong) Ltd (DLN), supported by landscape architects, West 8 (Netherlands) and ACLA (Hong Kong), have been selected to design and manage the development of the Park in the West Kowloon Cultural District (“WKCD”), scheduled to open in stages starting from 2015.
News in Pictures - introducing a new chapter of west8.com
We are excited to launch the ‘News in Pictures’ section of our website. News in Pictures will keep you up to date with West 8’s new and current work in a visual format.
LANDinc and WEST 8 presented their ideas to the public on how to revitalize the '70s pleasure complex of Ontario Place park
Critic says, "its future looks brighter."
LARIDAE one of five teams selected for the rejuvenation of Biel’s waterfront near Castle Nidau (Agglolac Biel)
The jury has announced the five competitors selected for the rejuvenation of Biel’s waterfront near Castle Nidau (Agglolac Biel). The LARIDAE team, consisting of Baukontor AG (Zürich), West 8 (Rotterdam), Dr. Schwartz Consulting (Zug) and Basler & Hofmann AG (Zürich) is proud to have been selected.
Rotterdam Centraal Grand Opening on 13 March - Save the Date
It has been almost a decade since ground was broken on this massive project and on Thursday the 13th of March 2014 the official Grand Opening celebration will be held to mark the conclusion of this extraordinary project.