Queens Quay get go ahead – WEST 8

April 23, 2010,AEDT

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 next year. The plan involves cutting the lanes of traffic | Read More

West 8 wins Gold International Urban Landscape Award

January 29, 2010,AEDT

“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 €25,000 prize. Lea River Park in East London and The | Read More

Over 200 interventions to be displayed at Guggenheim exhibit

January 5, 2010,AEDT

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 from all over the world from a wide range of | Read More

Landscape Architects in NY Mag’s – Reasons to Love New York

December 14, 2009,AEDT

New York Magazine recently published its ‘Reasons to Love New York’ and in at No.33 was Because Times Square will never be finished and reported that When the department of Transportation closed seven blocks of Broadway to cars this summer, New Yorkers were offered an object lesson in how profoundly | Read More

West 8 wins architecture award Rietveldprijs 2009

October 7, 2009,AEDT

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 building. The awards ceremony takes place on the 15th of | Read More

Toronto approves tranformation of Queens Quay

October 5, 2009,AEDT

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 creating open public space along the south side of the | Read More

Video: Amsterdam Make-over 2040

September 16, 2009,AEDT

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 of the video is not in English it is still | Read More

Opening permanent sculpture garden in Leidsche Rijn Park – West 8

September 16, 2009,AEDT

On September 11, the permanent sculpture garden in Leidsche Rijn Park was officially opened.  As an opening act, the new sculpture Barricade from Spanish artist Fernando Sánchez Castillo was set on fire. The sculpture garden is inspired by the book Possibility of an Island by French writer Michel Houellebecq. The | Read More

Finalists announced for Dutch Design Awards

September 4, 2009,AEDT

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 international jury and introduced to the design world during the | Read More

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