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THE BREDA EXPERIENCE Water retention in historical environments: the Spínola entrenchment (Breda) Antwerp, September 11th 2012.

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1 THE BREDA EXPERIENCE Water retention in historical environments: the Spínola entrenchment (Breda) Antwerp, September 11th 2012

2 Investigation of the assignment Water retention Frame of reference; Overgrown with trees; Restoration; Recreative routing; Management vs Ambition. DLG Government Service for Land and Water Management works today to shape the landscape of tomorrow.

3 Eighty Years’ War, 1642

4 Eighty Years’ War, War of the Spanish Succession, 1701 War of the Austrian Succession, 1747 'Tithe War‘ Eighty Years’ War, 1637 War of the Austrian Succession, 1747 World War II 1944

5 ´changing faces of the entrenchement´

6 Conceptual approach: We do not aim at a clean restauration of one era, but want to show the different layers of history, including recent overgrow by trees. Water retention should not obstruct this principle, but contribute to small-scale measures to make (the history of) the complex more visible.

7 ´covered road´

8 Oak trees on the higher parts of the entrenchement

9 Marsh forest (Alder trees) in the moat

10 Comparison old maps with detailled contour map (0,5 x 0,5 m)

11 Tweede supplement Hingman Plan van het fort Spinola bij Breda 18de eeuw

12 Profiles

13 Birds-eye view

14 Birds-eye view present situation with trees

15 Birds-eye view future situation cutting trees

16 Birds-eye view restoration outer ramparts

17 Birds-eye view full retention (avg m3)

18 Routing P

19 Crossing the moat: Making non- floating bridges

20 Crossing the moat: adventure

21 La rendicíon de Breda DLG Government Service for Land and Water Management works today to shape the landscape of tomorrow.


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