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Final Designs for Mesa City Center Competition Unveiled
After months of work the final concept designs by 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 is now open along the Portland Slip next to the Canada Malting Silos. Like the Water’s Edge Promenade between Canada’s Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Common, the new Portland Slip promenade is made of red and grey granite forming a maple leaf mosaic pattern. A double row of maple trees offers shade and wind protection for those strolling along – or sitting by – the water’s edge.
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).
Governors Island Reviewed in the Architect's Newspaper
Alan G. Brake from The Architect's Newspaper takes a stroll through the 30 acres of new parkland on Governors Island, offering his perspective on "New York's newest trophy park".
Restoring the Historic Identity of Leidschendam
The historic center of Leidschendam in the South of Holland is in the midst of a major urban renewal. West 8 is responsible for the masterplan and supervision as well as the design of the public space.
Redevelopment of New Holland Island in St Petersburg Unveiled
West 8 has been commissioned by New Holland Development to develop the new master plan for New Holland Island in St Petersburg, Russia. The Island, which is one of the city's most important historical monuments, will undergo extensive restoration and preservation works, transforming it into a vibrant, multifunctional public district for the visitors and citizens of St Petersburg.
Rotterdam Central District Wins the Dutch Golden Phoenix and StiB Award
Both the Golden Phoenix and the StiB were awarded to Rotterdam Centraal District on Wednesday, 4th of June. The jury of the Golden Phoenix praised the way in which Rotterdam Centraal "has effectively cut the Gordian knot of travel, traffic and public transport".
Governors Island's New 30-Acre Park, Designed by West 8 is Open
Six years in the making, 30 acres of new park and public space on Governors Island are open to the public. The West 8 NY team was there to witness the spectacle.
Adriaan Geuze Participates in Lecture Series, Water Republic 2025
Amsterdam Pakhuis de Zwijger organises a lecture series titled, Water Republic in 2025. The aim of the lecture program is to build and develop a sustainable water community in Amsterdam. As part of the series, Adriaan Geuze shared his vision for water mangement at a public lecture on the 28th of May.
Official Opening of the Vlinderhof in Máximapark
On Saturday, 24th May 24 at 2pm the Vlinderhof at Máximapark was officially opened by Mr. Kees Geldof, the new councilor for both public and green space of Vleuten - De Meern. Mr. Geldof performed the opening ceremony, with Adriaan Geuze of West 8, and Piet Oudolf, the designer of the Vlinderhof.
Madrid RIO Nominated for 2014 Zumtobel Group Award
Madrid RIO, has just been announced as one of 5 finalists nominated for the Urban Developments & Initiatives award, one of three sub-categories in the 2014 Zumtobel Group Awards.
West 8 Receives the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™ 2014
On Tuesday the 19th of May West 8 was presented with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™ by LOCUS at the Cite de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine Paris. 2014 is the 8th edition of the Awards, which received the patronage of UNESCO in 2011.