The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

North America

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

The Revitalization of Fort Vechten on Track for Completion in 2015

West 8 and Rapp+Rapp Architects have been commissioned by the Province of Utrecht since 2006 to help guide the process of conservation, restoration and rejuvenation of this magnificent part of the Dutch landscape, which was nominated for a UNESCO World Heritage listing in 1995, and declared Dutch National Monument in 2005.

Besides the restoration of buildings and museum construction works, part of the 17ha earthen bastion will be restored to its original state.  To help with the interpretive storytelling, West 8 has introduced an 80m wide band across the site which will bring the overgrown Fort back to its original barren state. The sheer size of the fortress has also been brought to the fore by a 1.5m wide ‘at grade’, entrance pathway which dissects the 7m high defense mounds.

With construction works on track the Nationaal Waterlinie Museum is scheduled to open in March 2015.

For more information on the museum visit: Holland Waterline and Fort Vechten Waterline Museum

Fort Vechten -聯合國世界遺產保育和再生工程-預期於2015年3月開幕

Fort Vechten -烏得勒支省軍事要塞-是組成一個85公里長,3-5公里寬的『新荷蘭水線』之47個要塞其中之一,也曾經是歷史軍事防線。 在1995年提名為聯合國教科文組織世界遺產名錄。自 2005 年成為荷蘭國家曆史遺產。自2006年以來,West 8 和 Rapp+Rapp 建築師受荷蘭烏得勒支省委託,指導和設計這個歷史遺產的保育和再生的工程。


為了幫助公眾了解歷史遺跡的原貌,West 8 引入了一個寬約80米跨渡切線段將雜草叢生的軍事要塞恢復到原來的防衛地形狀態。要塞的規模龐大規模,跨渡切線段凸現了一個寬 1.5 公米的入口通路,亦剖析7米的高防禦土堆的龐大規模。

復原再生工程已啟動興建,預期於2015年3月開幕。有關博物館 (Nationaal Waterlinie Museum) 參觀的更多信息: