The Fort de Roovere trench is a sunken water crossing designed by Ro & Ad Architects. The trench is inset into a canal and acts as a bridge, connecting the two opposing sides of the fort together.
Instead of building a bridge, Ro & Ad architects opted for a more visually appealing option. They did not want anything blocking the monument but instead managed to create a seemingly invisible crossing. While the trench acts as a crossing for visitors, it does not jeopardize the historical nature of the fortress. The canal crossing is partially submerged, giving one the feeling of walking in and atop the surrounding water. The Fort de Roovere trench is an aesthetically beautiful structure with a sleek and functional design that adds to a modern touch to a beloved historical monument.
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