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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.
Development of the Noorderpark Bridges is in full swing
West 8’s proposal to link three disjointed parks in Amsterdam North by means of a broad circuit track is in full swing. Currently large sections of the track are being constructed and a new bridge connection, which spans across the canal will be opened later this summer.
The Stolen Paradise trilogy exhibits at MAXXI Museum
On 5 May 2017, Italian president Sergio Mattarella opens a new exhibition 'The Place To Be' at Rome’s MAXXI, National Museum of Contemporay Art. A new piece by West 8: Eve, completing our original 'Stolen Paradise' site specific installations to form a trilogy, becomes another permanant collection of MAXXI Museum.
West 8 Partner Martin Biewenga presents WKCD Park project at AEDES Forum, Berlin
An exhibition on West Kowloon titled CONSTRUCTING CULTURE - Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, co-organised by the Hong Kong’s Berlin Economic & Trade Office will take place in Berlin at AEDES, an architectural forum in Berlin.
Station Area Den Helder reaches the Height of its Transformation
The transformation of the station area in Den Helder has reached its pinnacle with the planting of new elm trees and the installation of a series of artworks.
Green Carpet - A2 Maastricht wins Infra Design Association Award - VIO Prijs 2017
On 20th April, this year’s VIO day, the Infra Design Association - VIO (Vereniging Infra Ontwerp) announced the project A2 Maastricht - Green Carpet (Groene Loper A2) as winner of the 2017 VIO Award and making the project officially the ’Infra Design of the Year’. photo: Aron Nijs, courtesy A2 Maastricht
Schuylkill Yards wins Pennsylvania-Delaware ASLA Chapter Honor Award
West 8 and SHoP Architects’ Schuylkill Yards wins 2017 Pennsylvania-Delaware ASLA Chapter Honor Award.
West 8 presents in The Week of Strelka KB at Saratov
On the 17th of April during ‘The Week of Strelke KB’ in Saratov, West 8's Adriaan Geuze gave a lecture demonstrating his experience in the reconstruction of embankments and explained what it takes to create a successful public space.
The Hills on Governors Island announced as a finalist in AZ Awards
Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills has been selected as a finalist in the Landscape Architecture Category of AZURE Magazine’s 2017 AZ Awards. The project is one of 70 finalists chosen from over 800 entries from 41 different countries. Go to the Azure website to cast your vote for The Hills for the people's choice.
Governors Island wins Honor Award from ASLA-NY
The New York chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects awards Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills a 2017 Honor Award in the General Design Category.