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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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