RAAAF, Atelier de Lyon, Erick de Lyon & Ronald Rietveld

Bunker 599

The project

One of the bun- kers was bisected by a footpath that continues across the water. The raised path, which represents the water level in the event of inundation, runs from a dike straight through the bunker.


This project lays bare a secret of the New Dutch Waterline (NDW), a former military line of defence. 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.

— 'The bunker became an exploded view' (RdjK, dutch design jaarboek, 2011)

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