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Kleefsewaard Industrial Park (IPKW) wins the Dutch Golden Pyramid Award
Schipper Bosch, developer of the Kleefse Waard Industrial Park (IPKW) in Arnhem, wins the 2015 Gouden Piramide Award. West 8 working in collaboration with IPKW and the Municipality Arnhem was responsible for the urban design and master plan of the area.
West 8 Selected to realize Moulon Park and Carré des Sciences, Paris-Saclay
West 8 working together with Grontmij, Gilles Sensini, Les éclaireurs and Cuesta has been awarded the commission for the design and realization of Park Moulon and Carré des Sciences, a four hectare public space project that is part of the development of the Paris-Saclay urban campus.
Madrid Río wins Harvard’s 2015 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design
Harvard awards the 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design to Madrid Río, designed by Burgos & Garrido, Porras & La Casta, Rubio & Álvarez-Sala, and West 8. According to the Jury "The professional and pedagogical value of Madrid Río is that it makes evident the diversity of economic, technical, political, logistical, and cultural challenges that its designers have surmounted.”
The Depoldering of Noordwaard is Complete
On October 12th, Noordwaard was officially opened. Since 2010, the Rijkswaterstaat has restructured the 4.450 ha polder to return it to nature and allow space for the safe discharge of high water levels. West 8 and IPV Delft have designed 33 bridges and 12 water pumping stations in this polder landscape which offer new opportunities for recreation.
Park Pergola Máximapark wins the RTV Utrecht Public Prize
On Sunday October 25th, West 8 was awarded the RTV Utrecht Public Prize for the design of the Park Pergola in the Máximapark. Public involvement and respect for the Park pergola and Máximapark is a key part of what has made it so successful.
Toronto's Queens Quay wins CUI “Brownie” Award for Best Overall Project - Neighbourhood Scale
The recently opened Queens Quay Revitalization project in Toronto has been awarded a prestigious Brownie Award by The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI). The project picked up the Best Overall Project on the Neighbourhood Scale at this year’s award ceremony.
Mesa City Center receives an Honor Award from AIA Arizona
Mesa city center wins an honor award in the urban design category at the 2015 Arizona AIA design awards. The jury commented that the project "creates a desirable “there” factor, and is a magnet for various scales of engagement and civic activity."
Engels Plein and a revitalized streetscape adds new vibrancy to the City of Leuven
On the 9th of October 2015, the City of Leuven celebrated the official opening of Engels Plein. West 8's winning design for the square transforms what was once an urban leftover into a strikingly green pedestrian and vehicular corridor, complete with custom detailing.
Opening National Waterline Museum Fort bij Vechten
On Thursday the 8th of October, the National Waterline Museum opened its doors to the public. Mariëtte Pennarts, the cultural ambassador for the province of Utrecht said that the new museum and landscape design at the Fort bij Vechten "is an important, cultural highlight for 2015."
Rio Cali Linear Park becomes reality with official ground breaking ceremony
The planting of a yellow Guayacan tree on the banks of River Cali by Mayor, Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco on the 30th of July marks the start of the construction of the first section of the Río Cali Linear Park in Colombia.
First hop harvest at Máximapark
Last Saturday the 26th of September, The Friends of Máximapark and councilman Kees Geldof, helped local volunteers harvest the first hop crop from the Park pergola. Mr Geldof, who planted the hop in spring 2015, took down the first cones.
West 8 participates in Beijing Design Week, Next City Living Lab
The opening of The Nurturing House by Next City Living Lab marks the 5th consecutive year of The Netherlands’ participation in the Beijing Design Week. Organised by ROAM foundation, the pavilion aims to stimulate innovation and creativity for a better urban future in China. West 8 is invited to partake in the event and presents an exhibition entitled ‘Sensitive Landscape’.
Houston Botanical Garden is off to a green start with sold-out fundraiser netting $400,000
Adriaan Geuze presents at the sell out "Botanical Beginnings" event, on the 28th of September in Houston, which raised over US$400,000 for the new Houston Botanic Garden, currently being designed by West 8.
Adriaan Geuze and the Trust for Governors Island Preview the View from Outlook Hill
On the 22nd of September The Trust for Governors Island and West 8’s Adriaan Geuze led an exclusive preview of the views from the top of Outlook Hill, 70 feet above New York Harbor. The event was followed by a public preview weekend on the 26 and 27 of September, that saw 2000 visitors experience the Hills construction site for the first time ever.
KWR's new building and garden opened by Minister Schultz
On Friday, September 18th the Minister of Infrastructure and Environment opened the new residence of the KWR Watercycle Research Institute in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. West 8 was responsible for the garden design that connects the open and transparent office building by Cepezed to its surroundings.
West 8 together with the Municipality of Rotterdam unveils plan to revitalize Coolsingel Boulevard
On Thursday the 3rd of September, Councilman Adriaan Visser and West 8’s Adriaan Geuze unveiled the redesign of the 1km long Coolsingel at an official press conference. The revitalized boulevard will create an alluring green, spacious boulevard and new heart for downtown Rotterdam.
Adriaan Geuze to open the Dutch Landelijk Congres Openbare Ruimte
West 8 Design Director, Adriaan Geuze will open the 12th of edition of the Dutch National Congress on Public Space (Landelijk Congres Openbare Ruimte) in Schiedam on 19 November, 2015. Now in its 12th year, this annual event is organized for all professionals engaged in the design, establishment and management of public space in the Netherlands.
West 8 on the jury for the WAN Waterfront 2015 Awards
West 8 has been invited to join the Judging Panel for the WAN Waterfront 2015 Awards. West 8 will be represented by Senior Project Leader, Mr. Maarten Buijs. An expert in Waterfront design, Mr. Buijs In collaboration with four other panel members will select a winner from the 34 Waterfront Award entries that have been submitted from all corners of the globe.
Moffatt & Nichol | West 8 | LSU-CSS Team declared a Winner in Changing Course Competition
On August 20, 2015, the Moffatt & Nichol - West 8 - LSU-CSS Team was announced as a winning team in the Changing Course Competition. A global design competition seeking innovative—yet implementable-- solutions to rebuild the Mississippi River Delta, protect communities and industries.
Over half a million people watch Adriaan Geuze on Zomergasten 2015
Over half a million viewers tuned into Adriaan Geuze’s three hour interview for Zomergasten on the dutch television network VPRO, which took place on Sunday the 16th of August 2015. The fourth Summer Guest of the 2015 season, Geuze spoke passionately about the art of Dutch landmaking.