WEST 8: Grand Opening Miami Beach SoundScape / Lincoln Park

January 24, 2011,AEDT

The WEST 8 designed Lincoln Park is a new meeting place in town. Centrally located in the Art District at the monumental terminus of lively Lincoln Road, the park has multiple functions. During the day the park is shaded by pergolas and palm trees. In the evening it is a | Read More

Adriaan Geuze: ‘Parks are like poetry and music’

January 23, 2011,AEDT

Adriaan Geuze, founding partner of WEST 8 was recently interviewed in 60 seconds by Wall Street Journal. Adriaan talks about European and American landscapes and gives some interesting insights into his personal life and landscape architecture. The insight I like most in the interview is Parks are like poetry and | Read More

Le Monolithe and Cour de Loges completed: West 8

December 16, 2010,AEDT

Recently MVRDV and West 8 announced that ‘Le Monolithe’ in Lyon, France is complete. The contemporary urban block with five separate volumetric volumes designed by 5 different architects including MVRDV, Pierre Gautier, Manuelle Gautrand, ECDM and Erik van Egeraat. The public plaza – ‘Cour de Loges was designed by WEST | Read More

Construction begins on Xian International Horticultural Exhibition

November 30, 2010,AEDT

With just under 150 days to go before the opening of 2011 International Horticultural Exhibition to be held in Xian, China (西安, 陕西) construction is in full swing on the gardens including West 8’s Garden of 10.000 Bridges (pictured above). Gardens are telling stories; they are poetry and have a narrative. | Read More

Construction starts on Lincoln Park in Miami: West 8

September 22, 2010,AEDT

The first three of fifteen pergola structures were put in place the week of 13 September 2010. With the mid-sections also underway, the projects fabricators are well-underway to deliver the remaining elements on a weekly basis. Eliciting much discussion, curiosity and awe from passers-by, as well as consultants, owners and | Read More

Opening Kai-park at Vathorst: WEST 8

June 16, 2010,AEDT

The Kai Park at the Vinex-location Vathorst in Amersfoort was officially opened by mayor van Vliet–Kuiper on the 28th of May. West 8 designed the two hectare park as a green oasis, inspired by the famous Japanese artist Ando Hiroshige. Hiroshige is famous for his etchings prints about the daily | Read More

Canadian National Urban Design Awards announced

June 13, 2010,AEDT

Urban design and architectural excellence play an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in cooperation with Canadian municipalities, wish to promote public and private awareness | Read More

Lansdowne Park Design Competition entries revealed

May 26, 2010,AEDT

*UPDATE* Seems who ever wins of June 4 when the winner of the Lansdowne Park Competition will have to deal with a large amount of consultation with stakeholders and be ready to compromise on parts of there design as Parks Canada and Ontario Heritage Trust raise concerns about some of | Read More

Landscape Architecture in the News

May 10, 2010,AEDT

James Corner’s master plan for Lake Ontario Park in limbo – Globe & Mail “Once the parks are realized, Toronto will be indisputably a city connected to the lake, psychologically as well as literally. That can change the image and identity of a place,” he said. Toronto would be, in | Read More

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