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Fort de Roovere Trench Bridge by Ro&Ad Architects

Intelligent response to a question of context  from Contemporist

Ro&Ad Architects designed the Trench Bridge at Fort de Roovere in Halsteren, The Netherlands.


A bridge was needed to be built to allow visitors to cross over the moat of this historical attraction, but the architects found it strange to create a bridge over the canal of a defensive fortification, especially because the bridge needed to be built on the side where traditionally the enemy was expected. Therefore, the architects created a bridge that from a distance is invisible, and has less impact on the historical nature of the fortress than a typical bridge would.

Visit the Ro&Ad Architects website – here.


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