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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 and commendations of the 12th edition of the Brunel Awards during the Watford Conference in Amsterdam. The new Rotterdam Centraal Station won the award for outstanding railway architecture design in the Category I, Station Buildings, which included 43 from over 13 different countries. The Overall Jury Award for best performances went to ProRail and the Dutch Railways (NS).
West 8 to speak at "90 minutes" an Architectural Lecture series at Jade University of Applied Sciences in Oldenburg, Germany
The process of design combines creativity with historical knowledge and interest in the new. The winter lecture series - 90 minuten, will explore such themes with lectures by a series of international practitioners. West 8's lecture on the 21st of October marks the beginning of the winter programme.
Voting opens for the Dutch Design Award's Public Award, support Rotterdam Centraal!
Support Rotterdam Centraal by voting for it for the 2014 Frame Public Award, part of the 2014 Dutch Design Awards. Online voting closes on the 24th of October or visit the Rotterdam Central Exhibit at the Dutch Design Week in Strijp T, Eindhoven from the 18th-27th of October and vote in person.
Rotterdam Centraal wins National Steel Award and Wood Architecture Award
Rotterdam Centraal has been announced as the winner of both the Dutch 'Nationale Staalprijs' (National Steel Award) and the 'Houtarchitectuurprijs' (Wood Architecture Award) in the Non-Residential Construction category. The awards was presented to Team CS, a cooperation between Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten and West 8 on 2nd and 7th of October respectively.
West 8 to speak at Urbanism Week 2014, TU Delft
West 8 to present at Urbanism Week 2014, which runs from the 6th to the 10th of October. Addressing the theme of ‘The Scale Factor’ this annual event will bring together (international) speakers, designers and planners, to give lectures and workshops at TU Delft.
West 8 awarded Third Place at FIZ Future Design Competition
The Jury Meeting for the second stage of FIZ Future Design Competition, organized by the BMW Group in close cooperation with the City of Munich, took place in Munich on 25th of September, 2014. Chaired by architect Kaspar Kraemer, the jury awarded prizes to only three of the six finalists. West 8 urban design & landscape architecture with Atelier Kempe Thill was awarded third place. First and second place went to HENN (Germany, Munich) and andernst niklaus fausch Architekten (Switzerland, Zurich) respectively.
Dreaming Big Exhibition Presented in partnership with Waterfront Toronto
The Dreaming Big exhibition examines the passionate discussions and debates around Toronto’s love affair with the water’s edge. It features six visionary ideas about the future of the Gardiner Expressway including West 8’s design for Queen’s Quay, which is currently under construction.
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.