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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.
Adriaan Geuze to Speak at the Dean’s Lecture Series at IIT College of Architecture
Adriaan Geuze will deliver a public lecture on Monday March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, in Chicago, USA.
Design Proposals for Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Unveiled for Public Comment
On Monday March 16, Waterfront Toronto unveiled five innovative design proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park. KPMB Architects / West 8 / Greenberg Consultants is one of five design teams selected to compete in the Innovative Design Competition. The public are invited to give feedback on the designs this week via a short online survey.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen waves the Sandships goodbye at the Hondsbossche-en Pettemer Zeewering
On Monday the 16th of March the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen visited the North Holland coast to see the progress of the Hondsbossche en Pettemer Zeewaring (sea wall) project. West 8 cooperated with Boskalis and van Oord on the integral design of the new dune landscape, which adds 35 million cubic meters of sand to this 10km stretch of coastline.
West 8 receives three Honor Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter in the 2015 Design Awards
West 8’s Miami Beach SoundScape Park, Longwood Garden’s Physical Master Plan and Governors Island Phase 1 Park & Public Space all receive Honor awards in the 2015 ASLA, New York Chapter Design Awards.
Urban Furniture Collection for Jalisco Mexico
West 8 in collaboration with Guadalajara-based Estudio 3.14 has designed a collection of street furniture for citizens in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Containing a whole family of furnishings, the collection is flexible enough for a variety of public spaces and will be implemented in the Spring/Summer 2015.
West 8 to speak at FOTOGASTEN #4
The fourth edition of FOTOGASTEN #4(PHOTO GUESTS) took place on Thursday 19th March at cinema and event hall Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam. FOTOGASTEN is an evening of discussion and visual references. Adriaan Geuze was invited to discuss the strong image of Rotterdam and what sets the city apart from other urban metropolises.
Inspired by plants from the Qur’an, design of Botanic Gardens in Doha, Qatar unveiled
West 8 is responsible for the design of the new Qur’anic Botanic Gardens, which were proposed by UNESCO and accepted by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the chairperson of Qatar Foundation. The gardens will offer visitors a unique insight and experience in the botanical world of plants that are mentioned in the verses of the Holy Qur’an.
West 8 partakes in panel discussion for Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century
On Thursday the 12th of February, West 8’s Daniel Vasini was joined by architects from BIG and OMA for a panel discussion on "Designing the Resilient City’’ at the Coral Gables Museum in Florida as part of the Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century exhibition.
Masterplanning Team for Old Oak Park project in Western London Announced
Cargiant (the world’s largest car dealership) recently appointed a world-class project team led by London & Regional Properties, Arup and PLP Architecture to develop a new Master Plan for Old Oak Park. West 8 was selected as the prime landscape architect for this project, which aims to transform 19 ha. of underutilized development in Western London into a new world class neighbourhood.