In this lecture, Adriaan Geuze will reflect on the historical successes and contemporary failures of the Dutch landscape. Geuze is one of the founders of West 8, an office for urban design and landscape architecture with offices in Rotterdam, New York and Belgium. West 8’s projects include the Central Station in Rotterdam, Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam, Governors Island in New York, Toronto Central Waterfront, and the Jubilee Gardens in London.
This lecture is part of the Berlage Keynotes, an ongoing lecture series by internationally prominent practitioners, designers, and thinkers. A selection of speakers from different disciplines, including architects, artists, filmmakers, and theorists, present how their work engages with contemporary design issues and debates. Organized and hosted by the Berlage, the series is part of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment’s Thursday evening public program. This fall semester, speakers include Baukunst, Béka & Lemoine, Theo Deutinger, Flores & Prats, Adriaan Geuze, Gigon/Guyer, Piovenefabi, and Studio Gang.
Image: Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier by West8, 1990-1992.