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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.
Director of West 8 Brussels Maarten van de Voorde to speak at Soiree écoutée
On the 22nd of March 2017 Maarten van der Voorde will be main speaker at the 'Soirée écoutée', a lecture night that is part of the annual Existenzweek in Leuven, Belgium.
West 8 New York Creative Director Daniel Vasini to lecture to Illinois Chapter of ASLA in "Ignite!" Lecture Series
On Thursday March 16, Daniel Vasini, Creative Director of West 8 New York, will give a lecture entitled Resilient Landscapes in the Face of Climate Change: Lessons from the Dutch to the Illinois Chapter of ASLA. This will be part of the Chapter’s lecture series called Ignite!, a series intended to promote growth and gathering presented by Bartlett Tree Experts and Victor Stanley.
Claire Agre to Speak at the 2017 New Jersey Chapter ASLA Conference
On Monday March 13, West 8 New York's Principal Claire Agre will deliver a lecture entitled “West 8 in the New World,” about the firm’s recent works, at the 2017 New Jersey Chapter ASLA Conference.
Shanghai Huangpu River East Bank Xinhua Waterfront Park kicks off
West 8, in cooperation with Tongji University, is recently commissioned by the Shanghai Municipal Government and Shanghai Shenjiang Liang'an Development Construction Investment Group to design the 1.6km Xinhua Waterfront Park at the east coast of Huangpu River.
West 8 to speak at 49th OALA Annual General Meeting and Conference
West 8's senior landscape architect Jelle Therry is invited to be the Keynote Speaker in the 49th OALA (Ontario Association of Landscape Architecture) Annual General Meeting & Conference.
Río Cali Park Phase 2 Breaks Ground
West 8’s Río Cali Park in Cali, Colombia enters construction of Phase Two of the master plan.
West 8 proud to collaborate on BIG’s winning entry for San Pellegrino Flagship Factory competition
On February 15 2017, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group was annouced as the winner of the design competition of a new headquarters and bottling plant for San Pellegrino in northern Italy. West 8 collaborated on the landscape component of the winning design.
West 8 Named 2017 World's Most Innovative Company of the Architecture Sector by Fast Company
Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies list for this year names West 8 first place in the Architecture Sector for "meeting the rising tides."
West 8 to speak at international conference in Karlsruhe
On 25th of February 2017, West 8’s Senior Urban Designer, Christoph Elsässer will partake in an international conference "LANDSCAPE - the concepts of modernity and the current practice”, organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
A musical night about landscape
On the 2nd and 3rd of March 2017 West 8's Adriaan Geuze will perform together with the composer Huang Ruo in a series called 'Scherpdenkers', organized by the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.