Water Works Park shortlist announced

Minneapolis Parks Foundation recently announced the shorlist  for the Water Works park schematic design project. The three shortlisted teams include

  • Gustafson Guthrie Nicol with VJAA and Interboro (Seattle/Minneapolis/New York);
  • SCAPE with Rogers Marvel (New York);
  • Team West 8 (Rotterdam/New York).

A five-member Designer Selection Committee chose the teams from a pool of 27 responses representing seven U.S. states and five European countries to the April RFP for schematic design for a new urban park on “America’s fourth coast.”

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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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