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Maarten Buijs

West8 urban design & landscape architecture bv

Project manager, Landscape Architect

Over the past twenty years, Maarten Buijs, Senior Manager at West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v, has been involved in the realization of a number of prominent waterfront projects that have spanned the globe.  From Melbourne Docklands and Cairn Esplanade in Australia, to Beirut in Lebanon, and more recently as Project Manager for the award winning Toronto Central Waterfront  in Canada, and the redevelopment of Silvertown Quays in East London, UK. Throughout his professional career, Maarten has become increasingly aware of the need for more thoughtful waterfront design and careful natural resource management .

Maarten’s expertise encompasses a particularly broad range of landscape architectural, planning and urban design skills.  Since joining the West 8 team in 2007, Maarten has been responsible for  a wide range of local  and international projects of varying sizes and scope. Maarten clearly understands the essence of successful and practical design but also continues to pursue opportunities to innovate by exploring new approaches, techniques and opportunities.   His experience in both urban and rural Australia and, at the international practice of West8, has provided Maarten with a broad and truly global outlook on landscape architecture. 


Urban Waterfront Projects Maarten worked on during his career include:

In Australia:

Melbourne Docklands, Warrnambool Forehore, Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Northern Beaches, Thursday Island Esplanade

At West 8:

Toronto (Canada), Silvertown (East London, UK), Beirut (Lebanon) 

Waterfront  2015

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