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Queens Quay Opens on Time After Three Years of Revitalization Work
On the 19th of June, after three years of construction, Toronto’s revitalized waterfront boulevard designed by West 8 together with DTAH was officially opened, in festive public opening ceremony, “transforming Toronto’s waterfront into a prime destination that rivals some of the great waterfronts in the world'' said Canada's Federal Minister of Finance, Mr. Joe Oliver.
West 8 + Snoeck & Partners together with Atelier Roland-Jéol win the competition for the Redevelopment of 't Zand in Bruges
The City of Bruges has announced West 8 + Snoeck & Partners together with Atelier Roland-Jéol, as the winners of the competition for the redevelopment of the 't Zand, also known as Het Zand Square in the UNESCO town of Bruges, Belgium. Mayor of Bruges and jury member Mr.Renaat Landuyt commented that the winning "plan was revolutionary in its simplicity''.
First Plans for Old Oak Park, London Released
Cargiant and their development partners London & Regional Properties have unveiled early plans for the future of their 46-acre site inthe heart of Old Oak Common, London. West 8 together with PLP Architecture, Arup and several other consultants are responsible for the development of the initial plans to transform the site, which are now being launched for consultation.
Volunteers needed for Queens Quay Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on the 19th of June
To celebrate the successful transformation of Toronto’s main waterfront street, Queens Quay Boulevard. The city of Toronto is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony, unlike any other, on Friday the 19th of June at 6:00 p.m– and they need everyone's help to make it happen.
Adriaan Geuze exhibits at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2015
The 8th of June, 2015 marked the festive public opening of the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. For 247 years this exhibition has showcased the most exciting painting, sculpture, film, architecture and photography from new and established artists. As one of the invited exhibitors in the Architecture Gallery, Adriaan Geuze exhibits with a sculpture titled ’Darwin Accelerated’.
Rotterdam Centraal wins 'Best Building of 2015' Award
From over 120 entries, Rotterdam Centraal has been selected by the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) for the prestigious award: ‘Best Building of 2015’. Since it's opening in March 2014, Rotterdam Centraal has won 9 national and international awards.
WEST 8 - DPA one of 5 teams shortlisted for Stage 2 of the Singapore Rail Corridor RFP
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on 20th May, announced WEST 8 - DPA as one of the five teams shortlisted to participate in the second stage of the Rail Corridor Request for Proposal (RFP). Stage 2A of the RFP competition will commence on 22nd of May 2015.
Park Pergola shortlisted for the Rietveldprijs 2015
On 7th of May, the Park Pergola designed by West 8 was announced as one of the 8 shortlisted projects for the 2015 Rietveldprijs (Rietveld Award). The Rietveldprijs is an biannual architectural award that celebrates the quality of the built environment within the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
SHoP Architects and West 8 design MIAMI INNOVATION DISTRICT led by Michael Simkins
The 10-acre Miami Innovation District designed by SHoP Architects and West 8, led by noted developer Michael Simkins, will help position Miami to become Florida’s Silicon Valley, bringing financial benefits, sustainable economic growth, and jobs to the city.
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 wins 2nd place and proceeds to next stage of Brunecker Strasse (ehem. Südbahnhof) competition
Aurelis Real Estates has announced that West 8 is one of three teams awarded 2nd place for the urban design and landscape conceptual planning competition Brunecker Strasse (ehem. Südbahnhof), Nuremberg. All three teams are invited to bring their proposals forward to the next stage.
The realization of the Noordwaard Bridges almost complete
The 34 bridges and 12 pumping-stations in the Noordwaard polder are on track for completion later this year. Designed by West 8 in collaboration with IPV Delft the bridges are an integral part of the depoldering Noordwaard project located in the south east of the Netherlands.
Houston Botanic Garden selects West 8 to lead master planning process for new botanic garden at Glenbrook site
West 8 has been chosen to lead the development of the master plan for the new 120 acre world-class botanic garden in Houston, Texas. In addition to serving as a guide for the development of the botanic garden, the master plan will be an important tool for generating interest and understanding among those who will support and share the project.
Waterfront Toronto Announces Winner of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Innovative Design Competition
Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto has announced KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg Consultants as the winner of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Innovative Design Competition. Jury chair Donald Schmitt said the winning scheme took home top honours as much for its practicality as its “iconic” design.
Mesa City Center Design Concept receives an Honor Award from the Arizona Chapter of the ASLA
Conceived as a “town square with a twist, Colwell Shelor + West 8 + Weddle Gilmore's winning design concept for Mesa City Center has received an Honor Award from the Arizona Chapter of the ASLA in the Analysis & Planning category.
The transformation of Queens Quay a work in progress
With just over two months until the official opening of Queens Quay, the revitalized waterfront boulevard designed by West 8 is starting to take shape. This animated fly-through gives you an idea of what the new Queens Quay will look like.
Adriaan Geuze to Speak at the Dean’s Lecture Series at IIT College of Architecture
Adriaan Geuze will deliver a public lecture on Monday March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, in Chicago, USA.
Design Proposals for Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Unveiled for Public Comment
On Monday March 16, Waterfront Toronto unveiled five innovative design proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park. KPMB Architects / West 8 / Greenberg Consultants is one of five design teams selected to compete in the Innovative Design Competition. The public are invited to give feedback on the designs this week via a short online survey.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen waves the Sandships goodbye at the Hondsbossche-en Pettemer Zeewering
On Monday the 16th of March the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen visited the North Holland coast to see the progress of the Hondsbossche en Pettemer Zeewaring (sea wall) project. West 8 cooperated with Boskalis and van Oord on the integral design of the new dune landscape, which adds 35 million cubic meters of sand to this 10km stretch of coastline.
West 8 receives three Honor Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter in the 2015 Design Awards
West 8’s Miami Beach SoundScape Park, Longwood Garden’s Physical Master Plan and Governors Island Phase 1 Park & Public Space all receive Honor awards in the 2015 ASLA, New York Chapter Design Awards.