RAAAF + atelier de lyon: public monument at culemborg
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oct 07, 2012
RAAAF + atelier de lyon: public monument at culemborg


‘fort werk aan ‘t spoel’ by RAAAF and atelier de lyon, culemborg, the netherlands
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historically a national monument dating back to 1794, the ‘fort werk aan’t spoel’ served to protect one of the inundation locks along the new dutch military waterline. dutch firm RAAAF in collaboration with atelier de lyon transformed this outdoor space into a public monument and park for the community of culemborg in the netherlands. the giant grass sculpture steps its way into the landscape with an interjection of contemporary concrete elements that mirror the original bomb shelters and bunkers.  the attraction is meant to be used freely by the citizens, with a built-in amphitheater and a soon-to-be-built fort house will accommodate more social possibilities.


the original inundation lock
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original bunkers
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historical concrete masses become part of the park
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terracing landscape
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site plan


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