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West 8 partakes in Piacenza International Summer School, Politecnico di Milano
The 6th International Summer School of the Polo Territoriale di Piacenza del Politecnico di Milano, Italy, will take place between 7th to 25th September 2015. This year theme is "OC-Open City from landscape to exterior design" where West 8 is invited to speak in one of the conferences. Project Leader, Architect Daniel Vasini will represent West 8 to give a lecture on 17th at 8 p.m..
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 Zomergasten interview on the dutch television network VPRO, which took place on Sunday the 16th of August 2015.
West 8 wins urban design and landscape planning conceptual competition Brunecker Strasse
The urban design and landscape conceptual planning competition Brunecker Strasse (Brunecker road) - formerly known as Südbahnhof (South Station) stage one was started this year in April. The stage two of the competition carried on between May to July. On 31st of July, West 8 was announced the winner of the competition and will continue the urban design and landscape planning of the area at the Brunecker Strasse in Nuremberg.
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.