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Rotterdam Centraal Nominated for the 2014 Dutch Design Awards and Houtprijs
The recently completed Rotterdam Centraal by Team CS has been announced a finalist for the 2014 Houtarchitectuurprijs (Wood Architecture Prize) and as one of five nominees in the Habitat Category for the 2014 Dutch Design Awards (DDA). "The cooperation between various disciplines has led to a phenomenal" result says the DDA selection comittee.
West 8 + b29 Collaborate on the Genève Manifestation 'Genève, Villes et Champs'
The annual event Genève, villes et champs, is a manifestation questioning the models of coexistence between city and countryside. Together, West 8 + b29 have created a landscape intervention: an inflatable sculpture 'Le Bélier Têtu', for the manifestation. Fifteen locations have been selected to host landscape installations during the period between 13th June to 4th October, in Bernex, Geneva this year.
The Revitalization of Fort Vechten on Track for Completion in 2015
Construction continues on the rehabilitation and restoration of Fort Vechten. The Fort, which was nominated for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 1995, is one of the 47 fortresses that make up the Nieuwe Hollandsche Waterlinie, a 85km long and 3-5km wide, military defense line.
West 8 Participates in "Spatial Vision Karlsruhe 2015"
Team West 8 + Verkehrplus GMBH participated in a series of planning workshops which investigated the potentials for the planning and design of a vibrant and liveable Karlsruhe. The final workshop, which took place on 4th June 2014 and the final joint recommendation for the city has been announced in the: "Spatial Vision Karlsruhe 2015" (Räumliches Leitbild Karlsruhe 2015).
Governors Island Reviewed in the Architect's Newspaper
Alan G. Brake from The Architect's Newspaper takes a stroll through the 30 acres of new parkland on Governors Island, offering his perspective on "New York's newest trophy park".
Restoring the Historic Identity of Leidschendam
The historic center of Leidschendam in the South of Holland is in the midst of a major urban renewal. West 8 is responsible for the masterplan and supervision as well as the design of the public space.
Redevelopment of New Holland Island in St Petersburg Unveiled
West 8 has been commissioned by New Holland Development to develop the new master plan for New Holland Island in St Petersburg, Russia. The Island, which is one of the city's most important historical monuments, will undergo extensive restoration and preservation works, transforming it into a vibrant, multifunctional public district for the visitors and citizens of St Petersburg.
Rotterdam Central District Wins the Dutch Golden Phoenix and StiB Award
Both the Golden Phoenix and the StiB were awarded to Rotterdam Centraal District on Wednesday, 4th of June. The jury of the Golden Phoenix praised the way in which Rotterdam Centraal "has effectively cut the Gordian knot of travel, traffic and public transport".
Governors Island's New 30-Acre Park, Designed by West 8 is Open
Six years in the making, 30 acres of new park and public space on Governors Island are open to the public. The West 8 NY team was there to witness the spectacle.
Adriaan Geuze Participates in Lecture Series, Water Republic 2025
Amsterdam Pakhuis de Zwijger organises a lecture series titled, Water Republic in 2025. The aim of the lecture program is to build and develop a sustainable water community in Amsterdam. As part of the series, Adriaan Geuze shared his vision for water mangement at a public lecture on the 28th of May.
Official Opening of the Vlinderhof in Máximapark
On Saturday, 24th May 24 at 2pm the Vlinderhof at Máximapark was officially opened by Mr. Kees Geldof, the new councilor for both public and green space of Vleuten - De Meern. Mr. Geldof performed the opening ceremony, with Adriaan Geuze of West 8, and Piet Oudolf, the designer of the Vlinderhof.
Madrid RIO Nominated for 2014 Zumtobel Group Award
Madrid RIO, has just been announced as one of 5 finalists nominated for the Urban Developments & Initiatives award, one of three sub-categories in the 2014 Zumtobel Group Awards.
West 8 Receives the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™ 2014
On Tuesday the 19th of May West 8 was presented with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™ by LOCUS at the Cite de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine Paris. 2014 is the 8th edition of the Awards, which received the patronage of UNESCO in 2011.
Wenduine Pedestrian Bridge Open to the Public
On Saturday, May 17th the new Wenduine bridge was opened for the public. The bridge, an example of an integrated and sustainable coastal development project provides a safe crossing for all users.
West 8 Director Edzo Bindels Presents Lecture on ''The Street as a Social Space'' in Rotterdam
On Tuesday 20th of May West 8 Director, Edzo Bindels will present a lecture about 'The Street as a Social Space', as part of the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture's Streetwise program.
West 8 Selected as Finalist for BMW FIZ Future Competition
On the 9th of May West 8 together with Atelier Kempe Thill and five other firms were announced as finalists for the second phase of the BMW FIZ Future urban planning competition in Munich, Germany.
West 8 Participates in Antwerp's "Infrastructure in the City'' Conference
West 8 Belgium Director, Maarten van de Voorde discusses the spatial decomposition of infrastructure with other industry experts at the "Infrastructure in the City'' conference in Antwerp.
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.