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Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier Lyon

  • 01:00 - 25 July, 2012
Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier Lyon
Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier Lyon, Courtesy of RAAAF
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    DLG (The Dutch Service for Land and Water Management)
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    2010
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    Courtesy of RAAAF

From the architect. This project lays bare two secrets of the New Dutch Waterline (NDW), a military line of defence in use from 1815 until 1940 protecting the cities of Muiden, Utrecht, Vreeswijk and Gorinchem by means of intentional flooding.

Courtesy of RAAAF
Courtesy of RAAAF

A seemingly indestructible bunker with monumental status is sliced open. The design thereby opens up the minuscule interior of one of NDW’s 700 bunkers, the insides of which are normally cut off from view completely. In addition, a long wooden boardwalk cuts through the extremely heavy construction. It leads visitors to a flooded area and to the footpaths of the adjacent natural reserve. The pier and the piles supporting it remind them that the water surrounding them is not caused by e.g. the removal of sand but rather is a shallow water plain characteristic of the inundations in times of war.

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Detail

The sliced up bunker forms a publicly accessible attraction for visitors of the NDW. It is moreover visible from the A2 highway and can thus also be seen by tens of thousand of passers-by each day. The project is part of the overall strategy of Rietveld Landscape | Atelier de Lyon to make this unique part of Dutch history accessible and tangible for a wide variety of visitors. 

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Courtesy of RAAAF
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier Lyon" 25 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/256984/bunker-599-rietveld-landscape/>
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anar-CHIE-tecture · August 20, 2012

Un projet aux Pays-Bas qui fait une analyse de site exceptionnelle... http://t.co/9K4Fav2l

DECOSTYLE · August 14, 2012

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MoradaMX · August 14, 2012

Extraordinario concepto de paisaje, arquitectura sin funcion pero con proposito http://t.co/PzGqSFFv

EfikioCo · August 14, 2012

Making history accessible and tangible for visitors to the Netherlands - preservation with a twist of upcycling: http://t.co/13yvpJl4

PAMPOLSARQUITECTEslp · August 14, 2012

Fantástico ejemplo de arquitectura en el paisaje y potencia pedagógica | http://t.co/w0sgf6Om

Nikko Deg · August 13, 2012

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antoine · August 13, 2012

Ok...Voila un «accès direct» au lac !
http://t.co/fs2j9Lsp via @archdaily #landscap #architect #design

ArtistInspireArtist · August 13, 2012

War Bunker Split in Two by Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon - http://t.co/4Q3XBvsv http://t.co/cJe2iQ26

aiabuffalowny · August 13, 2012
Alexander Verbeek · July 27, 2012

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Zainab Gaafar · July 27, 2012

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A.Lizard · July 27, 2012

Bunker #599, sliced through with brutal precision, offers its exposed interior to visitors to the military wetlands http://t.co/J6JHLkin

steven morris cross · July 27, 2012

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Matthew Borgatti · July 27, 2012

Bunker #599, sliced through with brutal precision, offers its exposed interior to visitors to the military wetlands http://t.co/J6JHLkin

lucida_console · July 27, 2012

Bunker #599, sliced through with brutal precision, offers its exposed interior to visitors to the military wetlands http://t.co/J6JHLkin

Erica · July 26, 2012

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Meteor Architects · July 26, 2012

Domek nad wod?... http://t.co/IaaqUEtx

Phil Baines · July 26, 2012

So very beautiful. RT @ethel_baraona: Bunker Futurologie: Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon | http://t.co/tY5rTYBS | via @klaustoon

Adrian Giddings · July 26, 2012

So very beautiful. RT @ethel_baraona: Bunker Futurologie: Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon | http://t.co/tY5rTYBS | via @klaustoon

Elizabeth · July 26, 2012

Striking. Bunker Futurologie: Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon | http://t.co/miSuDCSl | @klaustoon @ethel_baraona

virginia · July 26, 2012
Nick Tartaglione · July 26, 2012

Fucking beautiful. http://t.co/rDDwJ7cz #architecture

Gabriela Alvarez · July 26, 2012

Bunker 599 / Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon http://t.co/vL5YqP6s #architecture

David VJ · July 26, 2012
Carmen Valtierra · July 26, 2012

Super moooooooi project in Nederland: http://t.co/XP0oXs29 via @ArchDaily

guillemcollellmundet · July 26, 2012

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GeInPro · July 26, 2012

Brutal este proyecto...
Si quieres saber más:
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Cristian Estrada · July 26, 2012

Bunker 599 / Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon http://t.co/McQeTTdr

Robert* · July 26, 2012

Really love this picture. But stairs, of any type, are still a total bastard. http://t.co/5FYnm7p9 http://t.co/F3Yl8jvS

Justin Lawless · July 26, 2012

A very cool bunker. Lonely but resolute. http://t.co/l2mhYPKg

M.Erdem Koç · July 26, 2012

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carvilsi · July 26, 2012

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? · July 26, 2012

??????????????????http://t.co/tXVDZodN

enceladus · July 26, 2012

the bunker sliced in two... what a powerful image!!
just genius...

Nicholas Patten · July 26, 2012

Bunker 599. http://t.co/7QFzslTb

Josh Mings · July 26, 2012

Connecting and altering history to tell a story. Bunker 599 / Rietveld Landscape + Atelier de Lyon | http://t.co/dvnCMAvE via @archdaily

Saravana · July 25, 2012

Somehow attracts me too.. good one.

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