Project: Bunker 599
Architect: Atelier de Lyon + Rietveld Landscape
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Repurposing an abandoned bunker used in both World Wars, Atelier de Lyon and Rietveld Landscape re-introduce a piece of Dutch military history to contemporary design. The bunker itself is cleanly cut in two, allowing visitors to access the incredibly tight quarters within, maximizing public engagement with the remnants of the 'New Dutch Waterline' coastal defense network. The dominant axial arrangement of the bunker's reinstallation visually links the interior of the pillbox and the waterfront it protected. The cleanly sliced internal facade of the bunker stands in stark contrast to the more familiar weatherbeaten exterior.
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Images courtesy Atelier de Lyon