West 8 to speak at the 2016 CSLA Congress

03/2016 | Newsletter | West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

Queens Quay Revitalization Central Waterfront designed by West 8 + DTAH in joint venture is one of seven projects attributed with a honourary mention at the 2016 CSLA Awards of Excellence.

The project, which was completed in 2015 is one of the City of Toronto’s most valuable assets - see its recent write up in The Canadian Architect. The new streetscape has been re-envisioned in the spirit of the archetypal Canadian shoreline of trees, a dock, and a mirrored lake, combined with improved public transit, pedestrian and bicycle movement systems. A defining landscape, the now complete Central Waterfront serves as a linear park connecting the various precincts, WaveDecks and public spaces along the shoreline.

All winning projects will be acknowledged during the 2016 CSLA Congress in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The two day symposium, from June 23rd-25th, will examine the influences of the work of landscape architects and the effects on communities as part of the overarching theme Home: Locally Inspired.

As part of the educational sessions, West 8’s Lynnette Postuma will give a short presentation entitled “Cottage Country? Experiencing the Lakefront in Downtown Toronto” at 2pm on Saturday June 25th.

This presentation will demonstrate how the design elements of the cottage experience –water, docks, trees and rocks – are re-imagined to create a playful lakefront experience  in the new water’s edge promenade in downtown Toronto. This presentation will illustrate how these design elements have created an innovative public space, a stronger ecological edge and a new identity for the city.

For registration or more information on the 2016 Congress Program click here


To read the official CSLA Awards of Excellence Press Release click here

more information: West 8 to speak at the 2016 CSLA Congress

  • 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. read more

  • 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. read more

  • 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'. read more

  • Depoldering Noordwaard project explained in 3 minutes

    This short video clip explains the Noordwaard 'Room for the River' project. Since completion of the project in 2015 the River Rhine has been given more room at over 30 locations along its course. This multi-scale project has also improved the overall environmental quality of the region. West 8 was involved in one of sub-projects within this programme: 'Depoldering Noordwaard' and designed the 30 bridges and pumping stations together with IPV Delft. read more

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture, Schiehaven 13M, 3024 EC Rotterdam, The Netherlands. tel. +31 (0) 10 485 5801, fax. +31 (0) 10 485 6323, public relations: pr@west8.com, general enquiries: west8@west8.com

The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

Please consider the environment before you print this message.