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Adriaan Geuze keynote speaker at IABR-2016 Sustainable Urban Delta's Conference
West 8's Adriaan Geuze will deliver a keynote lecture at the seventh edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam IABR–2016–THE NEXT ECONOMY, as part of the Sustainable Urban Deltas Conference on Monday May 9, 2016. The presentation will explore the role that design can play in guiding development by anchoring it in resilient urban landscapes.
Longwood Gardens reaches mid-point in 2-year, $90 million revitalization of its Main Fountain Garden
Longwood Gardens’ marks a major milestone this month with achievement of the mid-point of a 2-year, $90 Million investment into its renowned Main Fountain Garden, designed by Beyer Blinder Belle + West 8 + Fluidity. The project is on-schedule to open in spring of 2017.
Book launch 'BLIND SPOT'
'BLIND SPOT' is new publication that documents research by Deltametropolis Association, West 8, Wageningen University, in collaboration with the National Office of Cultural Heritage, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Staatsbosbeheer (Forestry Commission). Launched on April 19, 2016, the book proposes an integrated view of the metropolitan landscape in the global battle for talent.
Saint Petersburg’s New Holland Island to publicly reopen in August 2016
New Holland Island has announced that the first phase of the project's restoration and regeneration will reopen to the general public in August 2016. West 8 is responsible for the Island's 2.2ha landscape master plan.
West 8's Lower Hill Master Plan receives Honor Award from the ASLA PA-DE Chapter
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the winners of its 2016 Awards program for their Pennsylvania-Delaware chapter. BIG + West 8 + Atelier Ten’s vision for redevelopment of Pittsburgh's Lower Hill district won an Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category, with a ''beautifully crafted plan that integrates the person, infrastructure, nature, the built environment, and the city” said the Jury.
West 8, Moffatt & Nichol and LSU-CSS receive merit award in the 2016 ASLA-NY Chapter Design Awards
The Giving Delta Proposal by West 8, Moffatt & Nichol and LSU-CSS is one 18 projects to be recognised in the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter Design Awards for 2016.
Adriaan Geuze as keynote speaker at Architectuurweek Leiden
During the week of 18th - 24th of April 2016, Architecture Week Leiden organized by RAP Leiden together with a number of program partners will take place. Adriaan Geuze, co-founder of West 8 is invited as a keynote speaker at the opening of this event, which is being held in the city of Leiden for the first time.
West 8 as keynote speaker at Politecnico Di Milano
West 8 is invited by the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico Di Milano (dasta), to give a lecture in Milan on 1st of April. West 8 will present an overview of the firm's techniques and approaches with a lecture entitled 'Towards Resilient Landscapes'.
West 8 to speak at the 53rd IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress
The 53rd IFLA World Congress in Turin, Italy will bring together internationally renowned speakers to investigate some emerging questions in the practice of landscape architecture. On April 22nd West 8’s senior project manager Christian Dobrick will deliver a keynote address under the theme of Connected Landscapes.
Queens Quay Honoured by the 2016 CSLA Awards of Excellence Program
Queens Quay Revitalization Central Waterfront designed by West 8 + DTAH in joint venture has received an honourable mention in the 2016 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Awards of Excellence. The awards will be presented at the 2016 CSLA Congress in June, where West 8 will also be presenting “Cottage Country? Experiencing the Lakefront in Downtown Toronto.”
West 8 to speak at ALAU Forum 'Eco City Eko Landscape' in Ukraine
West 8's Jelle Therry is invited as keynote speaker on a special forum commenced on 24th March with the theme “Eco City Eko Landscape” organised by the Association of Landscape Architects of Ukraine ALAU.
Madrid RIO selected for the XIII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennale Award
Madrid RIO has been selected as one of the award projects in the XIII edition of Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. Amongst the 449 presented works of architecture and urban design, 22 proposals were selected as award projects.
Team SHoP+West 8's master plan for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards is unveiled
Plans for Philadelphia’s new Schuylkill Yards, a 14-acre master planned community have been unveiled. West 8 together with SHoP Architects have been engaged in designing this mixed-use development situated next to Drexel’s main campus, and adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and the Brandywine’s Cira Centre.
West 8 presents along with Van Alen Institute and University of Florida at the UNESCO World Field Laboratory 2016
West 8's Claire Agre together with The Van Alen Institute, present innovative approaches to dealing with sea level rise, climate change, and resilience at UNESCO organized Sustainable Urban Quality and Urban Culture workshops held in New York and Miami this March.
Award ceremony for the 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design for Madrid RIO at Harvard GSD
The 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to Madrid RÍO, a new linear park in Madrid designed by Burgos & Garrido, Porras & La Casta, Rubio & Álvarez-Sala and West 8. The award ceremony took place on 2nd of Feburary 2016 at Harvard GSD in Cambridge, US.
Final Plans for the Redevelopment of 't Zand and Vrijdagmarkt in Bruges made Public
After extensive public feedback and consultation with the city of Bruges, the final plans for the redevelopment of 't Zand and Vrijdagmarkt designed by West 8 + Snoeck & Partners have been made public. Construction of the square, one of Bruges largest public space projects, is due to commence this year.
The Hills on Governors Island to Open in Summer 2016
Opening to the public nearly a year ahead of schedule, the Hills on Governors Island designed by West 8 will offer unforgettable views, slides, art and ten acres of new park.
More than 25,000 saplings to be planted in Máximapark this spring
25,000 saplings of oak, beech, lime and cherry trees need to be planted at the southern end of the Binnenhof in Máximapark. The Vrienden van Máximapark is calling for volunteers to help with planting, and complete the last phase of the Binnenhof, which has been 10 years in the making.
West 8’s Master Plan for Houston Botanic Garden Receives Mayors Approval
The approval of West 8’s Master Plan for the new Houston Botanic Garden is a major milestone toward creating a premier botanic garden for Houston.
The German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe Nationally Recognized
The renovated Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has recently been recognized in some of Germany’s top architectural awards. Including the 2015 German Architecture Award, The Baden-Württemberg State Architecture Prize and the BNB Silver Sustainability Certificate.