About MiLANT

About this website

This website will offer visitors an overview of different military buildings and structures that are or were present in Antwerp. Since a complete historical roundup would be a very daunting and time-consuming task we focus on some specific highlights. MiLANT aims to document and digitally restore forts, redoubts and various buildings near Antwerp built between 1850 and 1918 on a non-commercial basis.

Documenting the forts and various buildings is done by using and citing available knowledge from different sources. Digital restoration as an applied concept entails measuring and recreating demolished structures while restoring existing ones. This process will be done as accurately as possible using state-of-the-art software and hardware. These include but are not limited to: computer-aided-design (CAD), physical correct render software and geographic information services (GIS).

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creating forts for the future