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Blog: Claire Agre on Longwood Gardens
West 8 New York's principal Claire Agre wrote a blogpost about our work at Longwood Gardens. She reflects on designing Longwood's masterplan and working on the grand Main Fountain Garden revitalization.
Maastricht's Groene Loper Materializes
The first sections of pavement have been laid on top of the double layered tunnel in Maastricht. It means that the realization of the Groene Loper (Green Carpet) has proceeded to the next stage.
Governors Island included as a Finalist in SURFACE Travel Awards
West 8's Governors Island Park project is listed as a finalist in the category of Park/Public Space of Surface Travel Awards — an annual tribute to the best and most thoughtfully conceived design.
Vote for us! LILA Awards and Rietveldprijs
Not one, but two nominations! We're happy to announce that Governors Island (New York) has been nominated for a LILA Award. Maximapark in Utrecht has been nominated for the Rietveldprijs. Cast your votes and help us add these two wonderful prizes to our awards collection!
Kronsberg-Süd Hanover project proceeds forward
West 8 in association with ASTOC Architects & Planners and SHP Ingenieure was commissioned in 2016 as the expert team for the urban planning of Kronsberg-Süd, Hanover's largest residential planning being undertaken currently and will provide new housing for 9,000 residents. Project is proceeding smoothly with the construction estimated to start from 2018.
Historical ‘rei’ uncovered at ‘t Zand Square, Bruges
While construction work on one of Bruges’ biggest squares is still underway, part of a historical ‘rei’ has already been revealed to the public.
Reporting on progress: Refurbishment Rotterdam - The Hague Airport
Recently, the first phase of construction of the airport terminal’s forecourt and arrival/departure area has started. Adriaan Geuze has played an instrumental role in the masterplanning process for the airport extention.
West 8's design for Tverskaya Zastava Square in Moscow revealed
The design for Tverskaya Zastava Square has been revealed. Led by Adriaan Geuze, West 8´s team has been working with Strelka KB to revitalize the square by optimizing the use of space and prioritizing pedestrian connections.
Noorderpark bridge almost ready
A floating crane lifted a 34 meter long bridge section into place across the Noordhollandsch Kanaal. West 8's new 150m bridge is the first of two bridges to connect the Volewijkspark with the Florapark, combining both into one Noorderpark.
Summer of joy at Governors Island
When we designed the park and public space of Governors Island we could only dream that within such short time the island would bring together so many people to play, laugh, discover, love, and relax.
20 years Máximapark: celebration and nomination
Twenty years ago on June 25, 1997 West 8 won the competition for Utrecht's Máximapark. The park's trust "Friends of Máximapark" celebrated this memorable date with West 8's project team. As a crowning glory, the park has been nominated for the Rietveldprijs 2017.
Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden is now a National Monument
On June 20, the historic sculpture garden of the Dutch Kröller-Müller Museum was officially designated as National Monument. Adriaan Geuze has been preferred garden architect of the museum since 1995.
The new Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail at Ontario Place is officially open
LANDinc and West 8's design Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail at Ontario Place is officially open on 19 June 2017 after three and a half years of process. From now on it provides opportunities for alternative modes of travel across the waterfront in a safe and attractive environment.
Claire Agre to speak at APGA Conference 2017
How to leverage a construction process as an opportunity for community engagement? On the 22 of June 2017, West 8 New York's principal Claire Agre will address this topic at the American Public Garden Association Conference 2017.
Grand opening of Den Helder's station area
Den Helder’s station area was officially opened on Friday, June 16, by municipal councilman Lolke Kuipers and children of two local primary school classes.
West 8 proud to contribute on the bid winning plan Made By Holland
On 8 June 2017 the Dutch Minister Plasterk announced that the consortium Made By Holland is the highest bidder to buy and develop the palace and gardens of Soestdijk, a 17th century Dutch country estate and former residency of the royal family.
Governors Island Park and Public Space wins 2017 A+Award
Governors Island Phase 1: Park and Public Space was awarded a 2017 A+Award from Architizer in the Landscape and Planning, Public Park category.
The Hills wins 'Best New Urban Landscape' in the 2017 MASterworks Awards
Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills was awarded 'Best New Urban Landscape' in the 2017 MASterworks Awards from the Municipal Art Society of New York City.
Longwood Gardens' Main Fountain Garden Premiere Weekend
Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden will officially have its grand reopening this Saturday May 27, 2017. Two years and ninety million dollars later, the fountain has been restored to its original glory with the technology of the 21st century.
Opening 'Groene Weelde' at De Haar Castle, Utrecht
Wednesday 31 May is the official opening of a new visitors program 'Groene Weelde' at De Haar Castle Utrecht, to celebrate the completion of the recent park restoration curated by guest conservator Mariëtte Kamphuis, West 8’s Adriaan Geuze and artist & florist Denise Collignon.