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West 8 presents at the VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
Headed by Principal architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov for the second year in a row, the session “Creative Industry and Urban Science” at the VI St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was commenced between 16-18 November this year. Adriaan Geuze joined the forum and presented on the second day session: Mass Culture and Recreation.
West 8 presents at "SELECTED" in Bilbao
A two-day event “SELECTED”, is a design and visual arts’ festival located in the charming capital of Biscay, Bilbao. Representing West 8, Project Leader, architect, Juan Tur, will take part in de debates on Friday November 17, present a keynote presentation and go in depth with elite co-'selected' of the event.
Drexel Square at Schuylkill Yards Philadelphia breaks ground
The groundbreaking took place Novermber 8, Wednesday morning at 3001 Market Street, which will be the site of the future 1.3-acre Drexel Square, an elliptical park designed by SHoP and West 8, together with Drexel University and master developer Brandywine Realty Trust.
A2 Maastricht wins Schreuders Prize 2017
Groene Loper A2 Maastricht is the winner of the Schreudersprijs 2017, the prize for innovative underground construction projects. A2 Maastricht wins the award with the design and opportunities that the Groene Loper (Green Carpet) brings.
Opening Exhibition 'Coolsingel, an ode to the heart of Rotterdam'
November 4, 2017 was the grand opening of the exhibition ‘Coolsingel’ in Museum Rotterdam, an exhibition composed around a timeline, offers an impressive cinematic experience and tells the legendary tales of Rotterdam itself.
Green Arches in place on Groene Loper (Green Carpet) A2 Maastricht
12 ‘green pillars’ are now in place to invite everyone to walk and bike on the Groene Loper, the Green Carpet. They are also a place where birds can safely roost.
Talk of the town: Vision for the fortified city of Grave
On 2 November 2017 West 8 presented a first set of sketches and scenario's for the future of Grave, a small fortified town in Noord-Brabant, famous for being the most besieged city of The Netherlands. 250 residents joined the 'Talk of the town', a debate about the city's future.
West 8 presents at Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2017
West 8 is pleased to be invited to participate in 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS) main exhibition pavilion and subsequent activities.
New Holland Island phase 2 created extra spotlight to the reborn arts hub
Recent completion of St Petersburg’s New Holland Island phase 2 of the Bottle House adds a tint of commercial experience with West 8's design of its inner courtyard with a Small Stage by Ludi Architects.
Nepean Point design competition public viewing period commences
The four entries were unveiled on Thursday October 5 afternoon during a public viewing. Citizens of Ottawa are encouraged to express their opinion on all entries until midnight October 18, 2017.
What is the Landscape of the Netherlands? A discussion with Adriaan Geuze
Writers, poets, thinkers and designers celebrate and analyse the richness of the Dutch landscape on the occasion of the 180th anniversary edition of the literary magazine De Gids. Author and philosopher Dirk van Weelden and West 8's Adriaan Geuze will discuss about 'What is the Landscape of the Netherlands?' in an lecture at HNI Rotterdam.
West 8 presents at Archipel in Bruges
Thursday 05 October, Archipel presents ‘Architecture as fossilized music’ within the Concert Hall season theme ‘Metamorphosis: transformations /adjustments in Bruges’. Music and Architecture! West 8 joins the event presenting the Revitalisation of 't Zand project.
Shanghai Zhangjiang Innopark landscape project in progress
After the conceptual design stage presented in mid 2017, West 8 has further developed the proposed urban design strategy for Zhangjiang Northwest District Urban Upgrade. It is positively perceived and has become a demonstrative project for the redevelopment of the rest of the Zhangjiang Innovative District. Derieved from this master plan, a landscape sub-project Zhangjiang Innopark is now being developed.
Edzo Bindels joins conference for Urban Densification in Vienna
The upcoming International Conference at Vienna University of Technology will commence on 28-29 Sep 2017. Edzo Bindels will showcase West 8's stellar projects from Rotterdam to Toronto, sharing success in reframing urban space and debates about how to deal with the last remaining reserves of urban land.
Toronto Urban Design Award for Queen's Quay
On the 13th of September 2017, Queens Quay Boulevard was awarded a Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence. The jury expresses its admiration: "Design set a new precedent for North American urban design".
Festive Opening Noorderpark Bridge
On Sunday 03 Sep 2017, was the festive opening of West 8's new bridge of Noorderpark. The 150m long bridge is the first of two bridges to connect the Volewijkspark with the Florapark, combining both into one Noorderpark.
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!