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West 8 Unveils Botanic Gardens in Doha, Qatar inspired by Plants from the Qur'an
West 8 is responsible for the design of the new Qur’anic Botanic Gardens, which were proposed by UNESCO and accepted by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the chairperson of Qatar Foundation. The gardens will offer visitors a unique insight and experience in the botanical world of plants that are mentioned in the verses of the Holy Qur’an.
West 8 to speak at the FOTOGASTEN #4
The fourth edition of FOTOGASTEN #4(PHOTO GUESTS) takes place on Thursday 19th March at cinema and event hall Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam. FOTOGASTEN is an evening discussion program with interviews and imagery supplements. Adriaan Geuze is invited to discuss the strong image of Rotterdam and its difference between other metropolitans.
West 8 partakes in panel discussion for Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century
On Thursday the 12th of February, West 8’s Daniel Vasini was joined by architects from BIG and OMA for a panel discussion on "Designing the Resilient City’’ at the Coral Gables Museum in Florida as part of the Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century exhibition.
West 8 joins Masterplanning Team for Old Oak Park project in Western London
Cargiant (the world’s largest car dealership) recently appointed a world-class project team led by London & Regional Properties, Arup and PLP Architecture to develop a new Master Plan for Old Oak Park. West 8 was selected as the prime landscape architect for this project, which aims to transform 19 ha. of underutilized development in Western London into a new world class neighbourhood.
Adriaan Geuze keynote speaker at Making and Managing Toronto’s 21st Century Landscape
Adriaan Geuze is one of several globally significant, innovative, and influential practitioners confirmed to speak at the Making and Managing Toronto’s 21st Century Landscape Conference, to be held on May 22, 2015 at the Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto.
West 8 to speak at the Longwood Graduate Program Symposium
Join West 8's Claire Agre on Friday the 6th of March at the Longwood Graduate Program Symposium: To Preserve or Change: Redefining Heritage to Guide the Future.
Rotterdam Centraal wins the 2015 Nederlandse Bouwprijs in the Buildings Category
On the 9th of February during the annual Gala of Dutch Construction, Rotterdam Centraal was announced as the winner of the 13th edition of Dutch Construction Awards (De Nederlandse Bouwprijs) in the Buildings category.
Carrascoplein Artwork 'Stobben' restored in Amsterdamse Bos
On 28th January, the lights inside the restored and relocated 'stobben' or Tree Stump illumination artwork designed by Adriaan Geuze were switched back on by Mr. R. van der Lugt. Originally located in Amsterdam's Carrascoplein, the lighting installation is now officially part of the Open Air Theater art route at the Amsterdamse Bos.
Adriaan Geuze awarded membership to the newly established Royal Netherlands Society of Arts
On the 12th of January, Adriaan Geuze was awarded an honorary membership to the newly established Royal Netherlands Society of the Arts (De Akademie van Kunsten). As one of 16 new members, Adriaan Geuze, together with West 8, is recognised for his contribution and influence on a national and international level to the disciplines of landscape architecture and urban design.
Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for 2015
This year West 8 received 13 awards, completed 8 projects, won or were finalists in 6 projects and commenced 7 new projects.
Elizabeth House project in Central London granted approval for Planning Permission
Members of Lambeth Borough Council have voted unanimously to approve planning permission for the Elizabeth House project in central London. West 8 working together with David Chipperfield Architects is responsible for the landscape design on the project.
Governors Island Team wins in Landscape Category in the Built by Women New York City Competition
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) has announced the winners of its Built by Women New York City (BxW NYC) competition for structures and environments led by women working in architecture, landscape, engineering, and construction. The Governors Island Team, including West 8’s New York Principal Jamie Maslyn Larson, Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager, Claire Agre and Senior Landscape Architect, Rachel Laszlo Tait, - was the largest winning women team in the Landscape Category.
Rotterdam CS winner of Rotterdam Architecture Award and Team CS wins Architect of the Year 2014
In December, Rotterdam Centraal was announced as the winner of The Rotterdam Architecture Prize, a joint prize awarded to the client, construction engineer and architect. And Team CS was crowned Architect of the Year 2014. After a decade in operation Team CS, according to the Jury, deserved wholeheartedly to win the Architect of the Year Award 2014 in the major architectural agencies category.
Rotterdam Centraal announced as finalists Dutch Construction Award 2015 in category ‘Buildings’
On 27th November Rotterdam Centraal was announced as one of the finalists for the 2015 The Dutch Foundation Construction Award (Stichting De Nederlandse Bouwprijs). Organised into three categories: ‘Buildings', 'Civic Sculpture' and ‘Building Materials and Systems’, Rotterdam Centraal by Team CS is one of three finalists in the ‘Buildings’ category.
Adriaan Geuze to present at Business of Design Week (BODW) 2014, Hong Kong
Adriaan Geuze will speak at the 2014 Business of Design Week (BODW) in Hong Kong. Showcasing art, culture and engineering in urban planning and public spaces, the event features large scale sculptures to modern installations in public areas. It also provides a forum for the discussion of a wide range of distinctive and thought-provoking ideas. West 8's will present their design concept for West Kowloon Cultural District Park.
Colombia’s River Cali Revitalization Project is Underway
Last week the Ministry of Infrastructure and Enhancement of Cali put the construction of the first phase of the Cali River Linear Park out to tender, which is scheduled to be inaugurated in September 2015. Designed by West 8 together with the Municipality of Cali, Río Cali Park will eventually extend along the riverbanks from the city until the river mouth in the Cauca. Enabling people to again, see the river as an important and vital element of the city.
West 8's Design Approved for the Park at Essex Crossing in New York
West 8's design for the Park at Essex Crossing was appproved by the Manhattan’s Community Board 3 Parks Committee on November 19th. The design provides a refined, shaded oasis in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
West 8 + Grontmij + Cerau Selected to redevelop the Place Royale in Brussels
On the 9th of October Grontmij + West 8 + Cerau were awarded the contract for the redevelopment of the Place Royale. Built between 1775 -1782, it has played an important role in the rise of the city of Brussels. West 8, Grontmij, and Cerau's winning design creates a welcoming and elegant pedestrian realm that enhances the architectural heritage of the Place Royale.
Colwell Shelor + West 8 + Weddle Gilmore Selected to Redesign Arizona’s Mesa City Center
Colwell Shelor + West 8 + Weddle Gilmore's design for Mesa City Center has been unanimously selected by the City of Mesa as the winning design proposal from a shortlist of three finalists.
The Newly Renovated Federal Constitutional Court of Germany is Officially Opened
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany was officially opened on the 12th of November 2014. Developed from West 8’s 2011 winning competition entry the surrounding landscape has been transformed from a fragmented and featureless space, into a lush green landscape of the highest quality.