West 8 is an award-winning international bureau for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 29 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with a team of 80 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers, with offices in Rotterdam, New York and Belgium. 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. With a multi-disciplinary approach to complex design issues, West 8 has extensive experience in large-scale urban master planning and design, landscape interventions, waterfront projects, parks, squares and gardens. Office also develops concepts and visions for large-scale planning issues that address global warming, urbanization and infrastructure.
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 like Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam, Borneo Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Expo '02 in Yverdon-les-Bains (CH), Chiswick Park and Jubilee Gardens in London (UK), Toronto Waterfront (CA), and Madrid Rio Manzanares Linear Park (ES).
Amongst the numerous awards received by West 8 are the prestigious Harvard GSD Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™, Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Prix de Rome, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Architecture from Netherlands Mondriaan Fonds, Spanish FAD Award in City and Landscape, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, and the Green Pin.