West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture, founded by Adriaan Geuze in 1987. Over the last 20 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8′s main office is based at the port of Rotterdam, and has three branch offices in Belgium, New York and Toronto. West 8′s New York office was established after winning an international design competition for the design of Governors Island Park – a 172-acre island in the New York Harbor. West 8′s Toronto office primarily serves the local Waterfront Project.
1996-2012, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
West 8 together with Kuiper Compagnons made a masterplan for the Vinex site Vathorst in Amersfoort. The plan is for 11000 dwellings, 90 hectare of commercial, industrial and office programs and required public facilities. The masterplan is devided into four zones:
• City of labor: concentration of industry, commercial and office program at the junction of national infrastructure
• The plains: low-density urbanization respecting the existing rural landscape with tree lines
• The well: high-density cluster around a clean water basin
• Canal city on the Lake, a high density housing area (65 h/ha) designed in the tradition of the Old Dutch canal cities, with a water connection to the IJsselmeer sea
To ensure quality execution of these special zones West 8 is responsible as urban planner, landscape architect and supervisor for the Canal City on the Lake.
Footbridge Rotterdam Centraal Station
2007, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Bridge Vlaardingse Vaart
2005-2009, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
1993-1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1991-1996, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.
3024 EC Rotterdam
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