Battery Aachen, part of the Atlantic Wall

Best Implemented Project of Temporary or Permanent Museum Exposition

About the project
Battery Aachen, part of the Atlantic Wall in domain Raversyde, Belgium is the only preserved German coastal battery from the First World War. The new experience trail along the restored remains offers a surprising insight into the workings of the bunker complex and into the daily life of the German soldiers. The scenography contains various installations in and around the bunker remains. The scenography of Battery Aachen is determined by the exceptional use of steel and concrete.
Besides a concrete replica of a full-size WWI cannon we designed several other models such as an overview of the site, a sunken submarine, the royal garden bench of Leopold II. All models are made of concrete with a very high level of detail.
We have equipped some bunkers with high-quality showcases to show original collection. In the original air raid shelter we project a film with pre-war images. Memories of home that the soldiers probably thought of while sheltering from bombings.

The Atlantic Wall, domain Raversyde, Belgium

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Applicant and author of the project
Ward Denys, designer