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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.
The jury list of the Prix de Rome Architecture in 2014 is announced
The jury list of the Prix de Rome Architecture in 2014 has been announced: Adriaan Geuze, together with William Lim, Ellen van Loon, Saskia van Stein and Cathelijne Nuijsink will select the shortlist candidates of 2014 and eventually select a winner in autumn.
Van Oord & Boskalis Win Commission for "Hondsbossche and Pettemer Seawall", West 8 Honoured To Be a Part Of the Design Team
West 8 is very proud to be member of the team within the van Oord & Boskalis joint venture, which has been awarded the contract for "The New Hondsbossche Dunes" (formerly known as "Hondsbossche and Pettemer Seawall") by Royal Dutch Government. We are honoured to be a part of the design team which has contribuetd to this success.
Toronto Waterfront a Truly Winter Landscape
Last weekend, Toronto was hit by a beautiful snow storm, nearly 20cm of fresh snow covered Queens Quay, Simcoe, Spandina and Rees Wavedecks and the Water's Edge Promenade.
Minister Crevits Assembles First Wooden Truss on West 8’s Pedestrian Bridge in Wenduine
On Thursday the 21st of November, the Flemish Minister for Public Works, Hilde Crevits erected the first wooden beam on the new pedestrian bridge designed by West 8 in conjunction with sub consultants Snoeck & Partners and BAS for Vlaams Gewest AMDK.
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Completion of First Phase of New Governors Island Park Designed by West 8
On November 14, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg planted the 800,000th tree of the new 30-acre park designed by West 8, marking the completion of the first phase of park on Governors Island. The ceremony drew a crowd of over 300 visitors, who explored the new park spaces.