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Welcome to West 8, an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture, headquartered in Rotterdam with a global presence. Established in 1987, West 8 boasts offices in Rotterdam, North America, and Belgium, and has emerged as a trailblazer in the field with a team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects, and industrial engineers.
With a reputation built over three decades, West 8 showcases a multidisciplinary approach to intricate design challenges. Specializing in large-scale master planning and urban design, landscape interventions, waterfront projects, parks, squares, and gardens, West 8 stands at the forefront of innovative and sustainable solutions in Rotterdam. The team excels in developing concepts that tackle pressing global issues such as urbanization, global warming, and infrastructure.
Operating on an international level from its inception, West 8 has left its mark on iconic locations worldwide, including Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Hamburg, Toronto, Amsterdam, Shanghai, and Seoul. Notable projects like Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam, Borneo Sporenburg in Amsterdam, Chiswick Park in London, Expo ’02 in Yverdon-les-Bains, and Miami SoundScape have garnered international acclaim.
West 8's success extends to victories in prestigious design competitions, including the West Kowloon Cultural District Park in Hong Kong, Governors Island in New York, Madrid Rio in Spain, Sagrera Lineal Park in Spain, and Yongsan Park in Seoul. Recognitions received by West 8 include the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™, the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Prix de Rome, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture from The Mondrian Fund.
One of West 8's unique approaches lies in the production of nature, influenced by the Dutch ethos. They seamlessly blend classic civil engineering principles with a landscape tradition that emphasizes identity and symbolism. West 8 envisions a 'second nature,' constructing landscapes that not only address practical needs like water management and population growth but also contribute to cultural identity and expression.
In summary, West 8 is not just an urban design and landscape architecture firm in Rotterdam; it is a global influencer, shaping the future of sustainable, innovative, and culturally resonant environments. If you're in Rotterdam and seeking top-notch landscape services, trust West 8 to bring visionary solutions to life. As the premier Gardener in Rotterdam, West 8 combines expertise, international recognition, and a commitment to creating new ecologies that redefine the very essence of urban and natural landscapes. Choose West 8 for a transformative and award-winning approach to urban design and landscape architecture in Rotterdam.
February 26, 2024 7:29 pm local time
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands