Queens Quay get go ahead – WEST 8

April 23, 2010,AEST

The plan to redesign Queens Quay, the backbone of Toronto’s waterfront revitalization plans, finally has the go-ahead. The provincial government approved an environmental assessment yesterday for a pedestrian-friendly promenade. Construction of the first phase, an 800-metre section, should begin early | Read More

West 8 wins Gold International Urban Landscape Award

January 29, 2010,AEST

“Neues Wohnen” in Hamburg-Jenfeld has been awarded the Golf Award in this year’s International Urban Landscape Award (IULA). The ecological neighbourhood project, which was submitted by West 8 urban design & landscapes architecture in Rotterdam, is the winner of the | Read More

Over 200 interventions to be displayed at Guggenheim exhibit

January 5, 2010,AEST

For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum (NY, USA) invited more than two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. Submissions were received | Read More

West 8 wins architecture award Rietveldprijs 2009

October 7, 2009,AEST

The design for Papendorp Business Park, West 8 designed together with Wissing Stedebouw en Ruimtelijke Vormgeving, has won the Rietveld Award 2009. For the first time a landscape and urban design project has won the award in stead of a | Read More

Toronto approves tranformation of Queens Quay

October 5, 2009,AEST

Toronto City Council has overwhelmingly approved Waterfront Toronto’s recommendation to transform Queens Quay into a grand lakefront boulevard by replacing two lanes of traffic on the south side of the street with a beautiful linear park. Transforming Queens Quay by | Read More

Video: Amsterdam Make-over 2040

September 16, 2009,AEST

A video in various languages reviews the role of Amsterdam in the world and how it will exist in 2040. The video includes Richard Florida, Saskia Sassen, Zef Hemel, Adriaan Geuze (WEST 8), Merijn Oudenampsen. An interesting video although most | Read More

Finalists announced for Dutch Design Awards

September 4, 2009,AEST

West 8 are one of the finalists in the Dutch Design Awards with the Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart, designed for the city of Vlaardingen, is one of the finalists in the Dutch Design Awards. The winners will be chosen by an | Read More

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