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Longwood Gardens Iconic Fountain Garden to undergo Major Revitalization
Three firms; Beyer Blinder Belle + West 8 + Fluidity are responsible for the US$90-million restoration and renovation of the 83-year-old Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, US. The “New Heights: The Fountain Revitalization Project,” will add new infrastructure, public spaces and innovative design elements that honor the visionary original design by Longwood Gardens founder Pierre S. du Pont.
West 8 announced as the winner of Gulangyu Island Landscape Masterplan Conceptual Design
Winner of Gulangyu Island Landscape Masterplan Concept Design solicitation procedure, West 8 will be working closely with the Xiamen People's Goverment and other related bodies to enhance the urban design and landscape quality of this unique island in Southern China. Facilitating Gulangyu Island's application for achieving World Heritage, UNESCO status.
Rotterdam Centraal winner of Daylight Award 2014
The Living Daylight Foundation has given out its fourth 'Daylight Award' during the Light Congress 2014 which took place at the World Forum, The Hague on 22nd September. The new Rotterdam Centraal by Team CS, the design result of a cooperation between Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer, van Schooten Architects and West 8, was announced the winner of the Daylight Award 2014 during the ceremony.
Team Moffatt & Nichol Working with West 8 is One of Three Teams Selected as Finalists for Mississippi River Delta Design Competition
Changing Course seeks comprehensive solutions for a more sustainable Lower Mississippi River Delta, “The competition is giving design teams and agency partners the freedom to think big and to think differently about finding solutions that will not just improve the Lower Mississippi River Delta, but could serve as a global model for other coastal areas around the world,” said Stacy Methvin, Leadership Team Member and retired Shell Oil Company vice president.
Adriaan Geuze Invited to Speak at the International and Interdisciplinary Symposium on Landscape
Industrial agriculture and conventional practices displace over 24 billion tons of topsoil per year – many times the rate of soil formation. This international and interdisciplinary symposium seeks to reveal the narratives that influence our relationship to the landscape and the soil. Taking place from the 7th-9th of October in Geneva, the symposium brings together a number of specialists from various disciplines to facilitate discussion and exchange on this topical issue.
West 8 to Present at BIA Urban Regeneration Forum 2014 in Bilbao
Adriaan Geuze in conjunction with a number of other prominent designers has been confirmed to speak at the 2014 BIA Urban Regeneration Forum on the 25th of September in Bilbao, Spain.
Brick masterclass by Edzo Bindels and Jeroen Geurst
Brick has a long tradition in Dutch architecture, on the 25th of September West 8 director Edzo Bindels together with Jeroen Geurst of Geurst & Schulze Architects will present a Brick Masterclass exploring the design applications and possibilites of this iconic material.
Team West 8 presents their vision for the new Presidio Parklands in San Francisco
Team West 8 is one of five internationally-renowned design teams to share their concept for the 13 new acres of Presidio parklands with the public on September 4 at The Presidio in San Francisco, CA.
Máximapark voted the most popular park in The Netherlands
It's official. Máximapark is the most popular park in the Netherlands and has earned the first spot in the Hall of Fame of Dutch Parks.
Final designs for Mesa City Center competition unveiled
After months of work the final concept designs by the three finalists Colwell Shelor+ West 8+Weddle Gilmore; Woods Bagot+ Surface Design; and Otak+ Mayer Reed for Mesa City Center Competition were revealed to an excited public.
A new stretch of water’s edge promenade along the Portland Slip is open
A new stretch of water’s edge promenade along the Portland Slip is now open. Designed by West 8 + DTAH, as part of the overall plan for the Central Waterfront, the water’s edge promenade helps connect Toronto's waterfront parks and public spaces.
Concept plan for the future park in the West Kowloon Cultural District unveiled
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) unveiled a concept plan for the future park in the West Kowloon Cultural District on 22nd July, conceived by a global team led by DLN (Hong Kong), with West 8 (Netherlands) and ACLA (Hong Kong). The design team has been working closely with WKCDA since their appointment in February 2014.
Rotterdam Centraal Nominated for National Steel Prize in Belgium and the Netherlands
Rotterdam Centraal, which is made from 3500 tons of steel, has been selected as a finalist for Belgium Staalbouwwedstrijd (Steel Construction Contest) and the Netherlands Nationale Staalprijs (National Steel Award).
West 8 Engaged to Design the Landscape Concept for Gulangyu Island, Xiamen
West 8 has been commissioned by the Municipal Planning Bureau of Xiamen to design the landscape master plan and design concept for Gulangyu Island. Often called the "Garden on the Sea", the "Architecture Exhibition of Ten Thousand Nations" and the "Island of Piano" this popular tourist destination and heritage landscape, which lies off the coast Xiamen and is poised to undergo a major revitalization.
Rotterdam Centraal Nominated for Daylight Award 2014
The Living Daylights Foundation announced the nominees for the 2014 Daylight Award on the 23rd of June. Rotterdam Centraal by Team CS has been selected as one of the four finalists in the category of non-residential buildings. More than eighty completed projects were submitted for this year's awards, which honor the innovative use of daylight in buildings.
West 8 presents at lecture "Cologne perspectives: the public space"
West 8's representative, Christoph Elsässer, will join the forum to tackle the question of how we make our city more attractive when changes are to be made for open spaces, in one of a 5-part series "Cologne perspectives: the public space" lecture, organised by the city of Cologne.
Rotterdam Centraal Nominated for the 2014 Dutch Design Awards and Houtprijs
The recently completed Rotterdam Centraal by Team CS has been announced a finalist for the 2014 Houtarchitectuurprijs (Wood Architecture Prize) and as one of five nominees in the Habitat Category for the 2014 Dutch Design Awards (DDA). "The cooperation between various disciplines has led to a phenomenal" result says the DDA selection comittee.
West 8 + b29 Collaborate on the Genève Manifestation 'Genève, Villes et Champs'
The annual event Genève, villes et champs, is a manifestation questioning the models of coexistence between city and countryside. Together, West 8 + b29 have created a landscape intervention: an inflatable sculpture 'Le Bélier Têtu', for the manifestation. Fifteen locations have been selected to host landscape installations during the period between 13th June to 4th October, in Bernex, Geneva this year.
The Revitalization of Fort Vechten on Track for Completion in 2015
Construction continues on the rehabilitation and restoration of Fort Vechten. The Fort, which was nominated for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 1995, is one of the 47 fortresses that make up the Nieuwe Hollandsche Waterlinie, a 85km long and 3-5km wide, military defense line.
West 8 Participates in "Spatial Vision Karlsruhe 2015"
Team West 8 + Verkehrplus GMBH participated in a series of planning workshops which investigated the potentials for the planning and design of a vibrant and liveable Karlsruhe. The final workshop, which took place on 4th June 2014 and the final joint recommendation for the city has been announced in the: "Spatial Vision Karlsruhe 2015" (Räumliches Leitbild Karlsruhe 2015).