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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.
Transformation of Queen Quay nearly complete
With just over two months until the official opening of Queen 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.
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 to speak at the Longwood Graduate Program Symposium
Join West 8's Claire Agre on Friday the 6th of March at the Longwood Graduate Program Symposium: To Preserve or Change: Redefining Heritage to Guide the Future.
Rotterdam Centraal wins the 2015 Nederlandse Bouwprijs in the Buildings Category
On the 9th of February during the annual Gala of Dutch Construction, Rotterdam Centraal was announced as the winner of the 13th edition of Dutch Construction Awards (De Nederlandse Bouwprijs) in the Buildings category.
Carrascoplein Artwork 'Stobben' restored in Amsterdamse Bos
On 28th January, the lights inside the restored and relocated 'stobben' or Tree Stump illumination artwork designed by Adriaan Geuze were switched back on by Mr. R. van der Lugt. Originally located in Amsterdam's Carrascoplein, the lighting installation is now officially part of the Open Air Theater art route at the Amsterdamse Bos.
Adriaan Geuze awarded membership to the newly established Royal Netherlands Society of Arts
On the 12th of January, Adriaan Geuze was awarded an honorary membership to the newly established Royal Netherlands Society of the Arts (De Akademie van Kunsten). As one of 16 new members, Adriaan Geuze, together with West 8, is recognised for his contribution and influence on a national and international level to the disciplines of landscape architecture and urban design.
Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for 2015
This year West 8 received 13 awards, completed 8 projects, won or were finalists in 6 projects and commenced 7 new projects.
Elizabeth House project in Central London granted approval for Planning Permission
Members of Lambeth Borough Council have voted unanimously to approve planning permission for the Elizabeth House project in central London. West 8 working together with David Chipperfield Architects is responsible for the landscape design on the project.