Located in the Netherlands, Fort “Werk aan ‘t Spoel” is a national monument dating from 1794. Part of the New Dutch Waterline - a military defense line making use of intentional flooding - it served to protect one of the inundation locks. Rietveld Landscape converted the historic space into a public attraction able to accommodate a wide variety of events and activities while preserving its relationship to the past.
The landscape reads simultaneously as sculpture, park and monument. Although a historic site, this design brings an interactivity and enjoyment to it that I feel many monuments often lack.