Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 Hotel & Residential Proposals revealed

November 24, 2011,AEDT

Recently the development proposals for the Pier 1 Hotel and Residential adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge Park where presented to the public.  The plan to place development adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park is an interesting idea that has been used to great effect before in New York and other cities around | Read More

Pedestrian Bridge | Aarschot Belgium | West 8

November 18, 2011,AEDT

The first completed project of the urban renewal project ‘Aarschot on tracks’ is Pedestrian Bicycle Bridge by West 8. From now on, it serves not only as a ‘landmark’, but it also breaks the barrier effect of the rail tracks. It connects the city with its old and new parts. | Read More

Freiham Nord | Munich Germany | WEST 8

November 1, 2011,AEDT

West 8 won the Freiham Nord Urban Design Competition back in September. Freiham Nord will be the last substantial development to take place in Munich and will accommodate about 10.000 inhabitants. In the Masterplan Freiham Nord has been divided into several project areas with different programming, each about 40 ha in size. The | Read More

‘Il Paradiso Nascosto’ (The Stolen Paradise) | MAXXI Museum Rome | West 8

June 13, 2011,AEDT

The West 8 exhibition titled ‘Il Paradiso Nascosto’ (The Stolen Paradise) for the series ‘NATURE’ was recently opened to the public at the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy. The exhibition features an installation of transparent biopolymer tree silhouettes, whose light diffusion, subtle shadows, layered stratification and delicate movement creates a | Read More

Garden of 10,000 bridges 万桥园 opens at Xian Expo: West 8

April 29, 2011,AEDT

The International Horticultural Expo in Xian, China opened on 28th April. The Garden of 10,000 bridges by West 8 is complete along with many other display gardens. Gardens are telling stories; they are poetry and have a narrative. Our garden represents the human life, the path of people’s lifetime. This path | Read More

West 8 wins Constitutional Court design competition

April 19, 2011,AEDT

The Paul Baumgartner-designed Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe is being restored. The campus of the court complex is to be revitalized and situated adjacent to the botanical garden and is part of the Schlossgarten. West 8’s winning competition entry features a grassland with stylized concrete tracks which make a patterned landscape in | Read More

West 8 wins Land-art design competition

April 6, 2011,AEDT

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture has won the Land-art design competition for the Werpsterhoek junction in the Leeuwarden by-pass. The proposal that embodies a terp landscape will now be further developed. Architect Pieter Hoen: “You could say that we have made a large terp [local name for flood | Read More

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