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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 considered to have proven his contribution and influence to the disciplines of landscape architecture and urban design on a national and international level.
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 - 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.
Passerelle Roosendaal Station Officially Opened
The Passerelle Roosendaal and the new Kellebeek College were officially opened on 13th of November by Mayor Niederer of Roosendaal during a festive ceremony.
Adriaan Geuze Invited to join The Cultural Landscape Foundation Stewardship Council
We are pleased to announce that Adriaan Geuze, Director of West 8, has been invited to join The Cultural Landscape Foundation's (TCLF) Stewardship Council. Comprised of selected practitioners and respected individuals, the Stewardship Council is tasked with raising awareness of TCLF mission of "stewardship through education."
Miami Beach Design Review Board Unanimously Approves Design of Miami Convention Center Renovation and Public Space Design Project
The Miami Beach Design Review Board unanimously approved the design for the Miami Beach Convention Center and Convention Center Public Spaces, including a new signature six-acre Public Park and Park Pavilion designed by West 8.
West 8 to speak at the Annual ASLA conference in Denver
West 8 will present a joint session on "21st Century Stewardship for Master Landscapes" at the Annual Meeting and EXPO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in Denver, Colorado on Sunday the 23rd of November.
West 8 Gives a Lecture at de Week van de Stad (The Week of the City) in Amsterdam
Edzo Bindels, partner at West 8, presents Madrid Rio At the ARCAM, Amsterdam. The evening is being organized within the framework of the Week of the City 2015, which has Amsterdam’s A10 ring road as its main theme.
West 8 to Present at ARKIMEET 2014 in Istanbul on the 20th of November
Martin Biewenga, partner at West 8, will speak at the 2014 AKRIMEET, a two day conference dedicated to sustaining better architectural practice, enhancing architectural culture and raising the quality of built environment within Turkey.
Rotterdam Centraal winner of the 2014 Dutch Design Award in the HABITAT category
On 18th of October, the annual Dutch Design Awards were presented in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven. This year prizes were awarded in six categories. Rotterdam Centraal, designed by Team CS (a cooperation between Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en Van Schooten Architects and West 8) won the Dutch Design Award 2014 in category HABITAT.
Rotterdam Centraal wins the International Brunel Award 2014
On 15th October the jury of the International Brunel Awards Competition 2014 announced the winners of the 12th edition of the Brunel Awards during the Watford Conference in Amsterdam. Rotterdam Centraal Station won the award for outstanding railway architecture design in the Category I, Station Buildings, which included 43 entries from over 13 different countries.