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Coolsingel, A Boulevard for all Rotterdammers
On the 15th of December the City Council of Rotterdam voted positively for the financing of the major street refurbishing. With building starting in April 2017, Coolsingel will once again become an iconic promenade for Rotterdammers.
A design lovers delight: British Design Museum is open
In its renovated post-war modernist building on Kensington High Street, the newly open British Design Museum forms part of a wider development that has been regenerated after being laid dormant for over a decade. Its success showcases a brilliant revitalization process of existing heritage site.
Yongsan Park Masterplan Development presented to general public and officials of the Republic of Korea
On 25th November 2016, the updated Yongsan Park Masterplan, titled 'Yongsan Park, Healing and Recovery of the Heart of Seoul’, was presented to the public and media, at the auditorium of the National Museum. General public, local experts, scholars and stakeholders attended the meeting with much enthusiasm.
New Holland Island announced winner of the ‘VII Russian National Award for Landscape Architecture’
West 8's New Holland Island project won the ‘VII Russian National Award for Landscape Architecture’ Golden Certifcate in categories 'Best Realised Project of Public Space Design' and 'Best Realised Object of Environmental Design'.
Governors Island wins 14th award
The Hills on Governors Island won a Gold Award in New York Design Awards 2016. West 8's design for the transformation of the once-abandoned island into a major public destination has now won fourteen awards in total.
West 8 Begins Work on Riverpoint in Washington DC
In fall 2016 West 8 was selected as designer for the public realm and waterfront for Riverpoint, Washington DC. Strategically located at the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, the Riverpoint development will catalyze an entirely new neighborhood in Southwest Washington DC.
West 8 to speak at recent Russian National Investment Forum
West 8 presents in October at ‘The Annual Investment Forum' in St. Petersburg. One of the discussion themes of the forum was "Development of creative industries: practical steps for economic development".
West 8 presents two options for new Oirschot Bridge
On the 8th of November, West 8 presented two design options for a new slow traffic bridge over the Wilhelminakanaal in Oirschot. Held in Oirschot’s municipality hall, the presentation was attended by over 300 people.
Podium discussion on Yongsan Park Development Update, Seoul
On November 24 2016, the final draft of the Masterplan of Yongsan Park designed by West 8 + IROJE + DONG IL will finally be presented to the Yongsan Park Committee, which consists of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, local experts and stakeholders. This milestone represents four years of progress since the team won the international design competition in 2012.
West 8 presents at Prague 7 - THE CITY AND THE RIVER - LEFT BANK Symposium
West 8's Project Manager, landscape architect Jelle Therry was invited to join the event "A vision for Prague - THE CITY AND THE RIVER - LEFT BANK" to share West 8's broad portfolio of waterfront projects. Together with the city's experts, they exchanged ideas on how to revitalize spaces around the Vltava river in Prague.
West 8’s Adriaan Geuze at The Met’s ‘In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day’
On November 12,2016 Adriaan Geuze spoke at In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, a daylong event organized and hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and featuring world renowned architects, curators, theorists, photographers, and filmmakers.
West 8's New landscape vision for the waterfront boulevard Kijkduin, The Hague
On 3rd of November 2016, the vision for Kijkduin-Bad's public space was presented to the local residents and business sector. Located on The Hague's seashore, West 8's vision brings back the dunescape to the family beach resort.
Team 'Made by Holland' one of three finalists selected for redevelopment of palace and gardens Soestdijk
Minister Blok has announced that the plan ‘Made by Holland’ has been selected as one of three final proposals for the redevelopment of the palace and gardens of Soestdijk. West 8 is part of the team that drew up the plan.
Madrid Rio wins I premios Arquitectura con Eñe Award
Madrid Rio has been awarded the I premios Arquitectura con Eñe in the Designing with Stone category. The project was accredited as best public space project for its use of Spanish stone.
West 8 to present at the ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO
West 8's New York Principal-in-charge, Claire Agre presents at the ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans, on Saturday October 22nd. With an educational session entitled "Great Landscapes on Wet Sites: Understanding and Managing High Water Tables.”
Construction of ‘t Zand Underway and New Location Proposed for Historic Fountain
With construction works beginning on the historic ‘t Zand Square in Bruges, a revised and approved proposal for the current fountain sees it beautifully integrated within the waterway of the adjacent Albert I Park.
The New Hondsbossche Dunes in Petten Winner of 8th Arie Keppler Award
West 8’s project ‘The New Hondsbossche Dunes in Petten’ wins in the Planning category of the 8th edition of the Arie Keppler Award. The awards ceremony, held in Velsen town hall in North Holland, was part of the festive closing of the jubilee event 'OVERMOOI'.
West 8 speaks at Forum Lecture in National Gallery of Canada
On Monday the 3rd of October West 8 presents a lecture “Second Nature” as part of the prestigious Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism Forum Lecture Series, held in The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
West 8 Wins Competition for Place Gambetta, Bordeaux
Elected officials of the Bordeaux City Council have voted in support of the proposed revitalization of Place Gambetta in Bordeaux, which is to be developed in accordance with West 8 + Sabine Haristoy + Cetab's winning competition proposal for the historic square.
Schematic Design for More Moss Park Goes Public
This September the schematic design for More Moss Park in Toronto was presented to the public. MJMA, West 8 and Public Studio working closely with The City of Toronto, ‘The 519’ and the community have created a community-based proposal to enhance and expand existing programs, facilities and park space on the 3.4ha site.