Friday, 31 January 2014

Bunker 599

Bunker 599, one of the small sproket in the New Dutch Waterline, it was originally built in 1940, to defense up to 13 soldiers during bombing raids of second world war and the intervention by Dutch Studios RAAAF and Atelier de Lyon Reveals. The small, dark space inside, which are normally hidden from view. The Defense used between 1815 and 1940 to protect the cities of Muiden, Utrecht, Vreeswijk and Gorinchem by flooding the area with water. In 700 bunkers the Bunker 599 is slice through the solid concrete bunker in 40 days along the New Dutch Waterline, a part of the series of water-based defenses. The building has been rupture down from the middle and create a unique and competent war memories. Now days it is a part of tourist attraction. Ronad Rietveld of RAAAF said " Our aim with the project was to question the policies on monuments by doing this intervention." The set of stairs is also connect the near by road to path that leads through the center of the bunker onto a wooden boardwalk raised above the flooded area. 

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User Bart van Damme

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User Bart van Damme

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User Bart van Damme

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User Bart van Damme

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User JackupCity

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User JackupCity

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User Maya Bogaert

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User Maya Bogaert

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User Maya Bogaert

Bunker 599
Image by Flickr User Image by Flickr User Jörn Schiemann

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