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West 8 one of five finalists for proposal Santander waterfront, Spain

Posted on 1 July 2016

dws-west8-waterfront-santander-los-raqueros-770pxThe procurement committee for the Santander Waterfront Competition has selected five multidisciplinary teams to develop design proposals for the Santander waterfront.

The City of Santander and the Port Authority want to integrate its urban and port renewal. The teams have been invited to present ideas that can transform previously degraded areas such as Varadero and San Martin into landmarks for the enjoyment of the public.

The five selected teams are West 8, Gross.Max, KCAP-McValnera, RH Arquitectos and Ezquiaga Architecture.

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 Announcement of the selection in Santander, Spain.

Local and international experience
On the occasion of the selection Councilor for infrastructure, planning and housing, Mr. Cesar Diaz at the city of Santander commented that "the international interest in the revitalization of the Santander waterfront, was demonstrated by the high caliber of the 26 teams that submitted initial request for proposals. The five shortlisted teams were selected for their local and international experience.”

The ideas competition is expected to commence in the coming months and will culminate in a public exhibition and popular vote.

The final proposals will form the basis for the subsequent drafting of a special plan for the future management and development of the area.

About West 8
West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture, founded in 1987.

The office 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 two branch offices in Belgium and New York.

This news item was originally published on the website of West 8.


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West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture 
Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
+31 10 485 5801 
www.west8.nl

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