RAAAF + atelier de lyon: public monument at culemborg
RAAAF + atelier de lyon: public monument at culemborg RAAAF + atelier de lyon: public monument at culemborg
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 image © rob ‘t hart




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 image © rob ‘t hart

image © rob ‘t hart

original bunkers image © rob ‘t hart

historical concrete masses become part of the park image © rob ‘t hart

terracing landscape image © rob ‘t hart

site plan

CAPTION image © rob ‘t hart

CAPTION image © rob ‘t hart

CAPTION image © rob ‘t hart



  • wonderful

    dbkii says:
  • why are the Dutch so good on the humanities developments? . By this I mean the Dutch collective is so much greener. They experiment more. They seem to be more creative to advance the whole country bottom to top. They are such a good asset of this planet. So thanks for this next addition.

    richard says:
  • with the fall of the terraced grass, will the lowest level be bogged in winter from weather?

    A Hendry says:
  • WOW!!

    Claire says:
  • nice..REALLY STRANGE PROSPECTIVES…maybe it s my eyes problems but i get a strange feeling with the space’s depth…and cannot understand if there are some render images or it s all completed pictures!! but great work!!

    luo says:
  • Don’t worry, it is real. You can visit it 24/7.

    Ronald Rietveld says:

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