Governors Island opens with new spaces and behind the scenes tours


Governors Island will open to the public on Saturday 25 May with new spaces and behind the scenes tours. Soissons Landing and the South Battery are new spaces that have been transformed. The South Battery, once a parking lot is now a new green space surrounding one of the Island’s forts.

Soissons Landing and the South Battery are part of the Park and Public space master plan designed by the acclaimed landscape architecture firm West 8. The first phase includes 30 acres of new park in the center of the Island that has always been off limits to the public.
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Weddle Gilmore including !melk and Floor Associates awarded Hance Park Master Plan Design

Existing Site Condition at Margaret T. Hance Park | Image Credit Flickr User Ms.Phoenix

The City of Phoenix recently held an RFQ for Margaret T. Hance Park Master Plan Design. The city received 20 submittals and short-listed to four teams lead by Weddle Gilmore, Stoss, Gould Evans and West 8.

The City of Phoenix decided that the Weddle Gilmore team as the successful  submitter. Their team includes: !melk, Floor Associates, HR&A, ETM  Associates, City Activators Inc., Rider Levett Bucknall, Pentagram, Kimber Lanning, Public Workshop, David Evans Assoc, Buro Happold, IAS Labs, Artistic Arborist, and RAMM.

This is an award recommendation pending final approval.

hat tip to micheleshelor for the tip via twitter.

IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr User Ms.Phoenix

Rainer Schmidt and West 8 entries win Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Competition

Rainer Schmidt and West 8 entries selected for Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Competition

Image Credit | Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects

Guangzhou City Government announced that two winning entries were selected for the Guangzhou Fangchun Huadi Sustainable Master Plan competition. The two separate entries selected include the team of Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects with Guangzhou Planning Design Institute and another entry by West 8.

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2012 In Review | December

West 8 won the Fort Mason Center Design Competiton in December and we published Rios Clementi Hale Studios realised design for Grand Park in Los Angeles and Dan Pearson Studio project in Japan.

West 8 wins Fort Mason Center design competition

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2012 In Review | June

In June we published the most amazing project of 2012 - Gardens by the Bay in Singapore designed by Grant Associates which won the World Building of the Year at WAF. June also saw Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and West 8′s Jubilee Gardens open in London.

Gardens by the Bay | Singapore | Grant Associates ©Craig Sheppard

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