Edzo Bindels is a principal and partner of West 8 urban design & landscape architecture. He graduated from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, as an Urban Designer. In 2000 Mr. Bindels received the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize for Young Architects and published his book “4. Edzo Bindels, Ruurd Gietema, Henk Hartzema, Arjan Klok”. He also took on a teaching position at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and at the Delft University of Technology. Mr. Bindels has lead multiple design winning teams for projects such as Madrid RIO, Spain and Playa de Palma in Mallorca, Spain. Other important projects include the masterplan for Vathorst in Amersfoort, the Coolsingel in Rotterdam, the Leerpark in Dordrecht, Rio Cali Park in Colombia and New Holland in St. Petersburg.