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Plans for Houston Botanic Gardens unveiled: Botanic Beginnings
West 8's plans for Phase One of Houston Botanic Garden, called “Botanic Beginnings” have been unveiled. Set to open to the public in fall 2020, the 120-acres of botanic gardens will welcome Houstonians from all walks of life.
Construction Update 't Zand Square in Bruges
The construction of 't Zand Square in Bruges is advancing swiftly. On Sunday the 6th of May, the site was temporarily opened to the public, providing a glimpse of the future appearance of the square.
Designs for Afsluitdijk Presented
The design for the reinforcement of the Afsluitdijk has been presented to the media. West 8 is the Landscape Architect of Levvel’s Design Team.
West 8 helps preparing sustainable Zernike Campus for next decades
On April 18, the most recent plan for the improvement of Zernike Campus Groningen was revealed. The bike and pedestrian friendly design builds upon West 8’s master plan originated from 1999.
West 8 led TCLF tours to Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
As one of the experts for North Carolina cultural landscape, Claire Agre showed participants of the TCLF Research Triangle's tours how to re-discover the design history of places they pass every day including: Duke University West Campus (DURHAM).
Mark Rutte visited West 8's West Kowloon Cultural District Park
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr Mark Rutte paid an official visit to Hong Kong on 8 and 9 April 2018. During his visit, Mr. Rutte paid a field visit to West Kowloon Cultural District Park, a design by West 8 in collaboration with local partners Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers, and Acardis HK.
"Ride a Bike! Reclaim the City" exhibition opening
Friday April 20, the German Architecture Museum will open its latest exhibition, regarding the importance of integrating cyclists into the design of our cities. West 8 will exhibit Madrid Rio as an example for successful bicycle-friendly urban and landscape design.
West 8 joins event 'Real Estate Weekend @Harvard'
West 8 New York Creative Director / Liaison, Daniel Vasini joined the discussion panel Development_REshape - "Cities within Cities" commenced on March 25. This panel aimed to examine future trends and the next wave of transformational projects that are currently being contemplated.
Groene Loper in Maastricht symbolically opened by King Willem-Alexander
On Thursday morning March 29, 2018, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander symbolically opened the Green Carpet in Maastricht. West 8 has been responsible for the urban master plan and landscape design for The Green Carpet since 2009.
Preservation Grand Jury Award for Longwood Main Fountain Garden
The project team of Longwood Gardens Main Fountain has just been awarded one of the Philadelphia Preservation Alliance’s 2018 Preservation Grand Jury Awards.
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, the site of the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam Zuid, is now being transformed into a lively new city square for Amsterdam: Stadionplein, a design by West 8 in collaboration with Municipality of Amsterdam Southern District. It will be renamed as 'Johan Cruijffplein', after a born-and-bred Amsterdammer, famous footballer and coach Johan Cruijff.
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.