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

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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

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Fortress of Franzenfeste in Italy by Markus Scherer, Meran with Walter Dietl, Schlanders Designed using Microstation

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Article source: Markus Scherer, Meran with Walter Dietl, Schlanders

“Begun under Francis I in the year 1833 – completed by Ferdinand I in the year 1838”, reads the Latin inscription over the gate of the fortress. In just five years, over 6,000 workers and soldiers built a blocking position at one of the narrowest points in the Eisack valley. It has the dimensions of a small town and, with a surface area of 20 hectares, is the largest fortification in the Alpine region. With this monumental defensive work the Habsburgs hoped to halt the advance of the revolutionary changes provoked by the French revolution.

Public main square (Images Courtesy René Riller)

  • Architect: Markus Scherer, Meran with Walter Dietl, Schlanders
  • Name of Project: Fortress of Franzenfeste
  • Location: Festung Franzensfeste, Franzensfeste, Italy
  • Client: Autonome Provinz Bozen
  • Project management: Arch. Josef March (main coordinator), Geom. Hans Peter Santer (Project leader), Hbpm Ingenieure – Ing. Julius Mühlögger, Ing. Gunnar Holzer (Project leader)
  • Photographers: Alessandra Chemollo, René Riller

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center in Baltimore, Maryland by GWWO Architects designed using SketchUp and AutoCAD

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Article source: GWWO Architects

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is the birthplace of America’s national anthem and one of the nation’s most significant historic landmarks. The Fort, the National Anthem and the flag, together and individually, help us to understand how the United States was created, defended, and preserved. It was with this context and these rich national symbols in mind that the design team, led by GWWO Architects, conceived the expression for the new visitor center.

Image Courtesy GWWO Architects

  • Architects: GWWO Architects
  • Project: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009 for the Construction Documents and Google SketchUp for conceptual modeling

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Monument to witchcraft trial victims in Vardø, Norway by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The Steilneset memorial opened on June 23, 2011. The memorial is part of the National Tourist Routes project, and was one of the last, major installations designed by the groundbreaking French-American artist Louise Bourgeois.

The art installation in Vardø in the north of Norway was a collaborative effort between Louise Bourgeois and architect Peter Zumthor. Louise Bourgeois passed away in May 2010.


  • Architect: Peter Zumthor &  Louise Bourgeois
  • Location: Vardø, Norway
  • Year: 2011

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National Monument Marking the Red Army’s Victory over Nazi Germany in Netanya, Israel by TheHeder Partnership

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Israel’s government, with the agreement of the Russian government has proposed erecting a monument to mark the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany. An unbearable price was exacted of the Soviet soldiers and citizens: more than 10 million Russian soldiers and over 11 million Russian citizens were killed in heavy battle. The Red Army was a decisive factor in defeating Nazism and ceasing the genocide of the Jewish people in the concentration and extermination camps in Europe.

The Red Army's Victory over Nazi Germany

  • Architects: TheHeder Partnership (Hanan Pomagrin, Brad Pinchuck and Boubi Luxembourg)  with Sagi Rechter, Amir Tomashov and Annie Balitski
  • Project: National Monument Marking the Red Army’s Victory over Nazi Germany
  • Location: Netanya, Israel
  • Plot size: 5000 sqm
  • Built-up area: 1700 sqm
  • Key Materials: Corten metal panels, off shutter concrete
  • Competition: 2011

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