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European case studies "Preservation through development"

Following the three years of the At Fort project this bilingual publication presents a selection of exemplary projects and procedures used for Vauban’s majors sites and their Europeans partners to redevelop fortified spaces.

With its seven thematic chapters this book deals with the main topics that were central to the At Fort exchanges and set out the main valuable lessons of the project. Accessibility, town and country planning, governance, restoration but also vegetation, communication or renewable energy sources, this pooling of experiences is aimed to every professional exercising an activity linked to the management of fortified heritage. It was written to be a real source of inspiration and to enrich our way of thinking in order to reconvert fortified sites.
Available both in print and online versions

At Fort: powering local sustainable development
From the New Dutch Waterline (the Netherlands) initiative and with ten other fortified sites and networks in Europe , the Vauban Network participated from 2012 to 2014 in the INTERREG IV C project “At Fort: powering local sustainable development”.
Sharing the conviction that the preservation of this heritage can only be achieved through development, the At Fort project partners explored solutions, approaches and methods which incorporate past architectural, spatial and environmental contexts and to create powerful blueprints for their regeneration. For three years the partners worked together and shared best practices and experiences on the different issues linked to the redevelopment of fortified sites.

Vauban Network publications n°4, 26,1 x 21 cm, 80 p. colour, French /English
ISBN 978 -2 - 9538891-3-0, ISSN 2257-6932, September 2014

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by the INTERREG IV C programme.

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