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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel in Lek dike – Culemborg by Rietveld Landscape

 
August 16th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rietveld Landscape

Fort “Werk aan ‘t Spoel” is a national monument dating from 1794. Part of the New Dutch Waterline – a military defense line making use of intentional flooding – it served to protect one of the inundation locks. The municipality of Culemborg and Foundation Werk aan ‘t Spoel would like to see the derelict fort become a public attraction. In its new function, the fort and the newly built fort house are able to accommodate a wide variety of events and activities initiated by the inhabitants of Culemborg. Rietveld Landscape | Atelier de Lyon have translated these ambitions into a cohesive design in which the former inundation lock is referred to as well.

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

  • Architects: Rietveld Landscape
  • Project: Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel
  • Location: Lek dike – Culemborg
  • Client: municipality of Culemborg
  • Designers: Rietveld Landscape | Atelier de Lyon in collaboration with Anouk Vogel
  • Architect Fort house: MONK
  • Military historian: Douwe Koen
  • Photographer: Rob ‘t Hart
  • Status: completion Fall 2011 (preview early September 2011)

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart


The design takes its inspiration from the fort’s rich past without historicizing it. It can be understood as an enormous grass sculpture integrating both new and historical elements such as the bunkers, the bombproof buildings and an amphitheatre. The project brings together several local and regional activities; as such, it forms an example of a new type of public domain and has the potential to become one of the most important attractions of the New Dutch Waterline.

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

Amphitheater

Design

Grass Sculpture

Design

New Edge

Trees

Vista

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