West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and
landscape architecture founded 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 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen,
London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Toronto and Amsterdam.
The office gained international recognition with projects such as
Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL),
Chiswick Park in London (UK) and Expo '02 in Yverdon-les-Bains (CH). Many of
the projects are the result of groundbreaking entries in important
international competitions. Recently won competitions include Toronto
Waterfront in Toronto (CA), Governors Island in New York (USA) and Playa de
Palma in Mallorca (ES).
Awards: Amongst the numerous awards
received by West 8 are the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape
Architects (ASLA), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the
Prix de Rome, the Dutch Maaskant Award, the Bijhouwer Award, the Rosa Barba
First European Landscape Prize, the Green Pin and the Veronica Rudge Green
Prize for Urban Design.
Exhibitions: West 8 (NAI
Rotterdam, 2005), Horizon (various dutch polders, 2005), The Flood
Architectural Biennale Rotterdam (Rotterdam, 2005),
(West 8/ Adriaan Geuze, 2007), Polders
(Adriaan Geuze, Fred Feddes, 2005), West
8 (Adriaan Geuze, 1995)
Adriaan Geuze is professor landscape architecture at the Harvard University.