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Battery Blauwgaren Photo Gallery

Blauwgaren Coastal Battery

Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery
Blauwgaren Coastal Battery

First Set

Fort Duffel

Fort I Wijnegem Photo Gallery

Photogallert of Fort I Wijnegem

Fort I Wijnegem
Fort I Wijnegem
Fort I Wijnegem Interbellum
Fort I Wijnegem Interbellum
Fort I Wijnegem
Fort I Wijnegem
Demolition of Fort I Wijnegem
Demolition of Fort I Wijnegem
Demolition of Fort I Wijnegem
Demolition of Fort I Wijnegem

Fort II Wommelgem Photo Gallery

Fort II Wommelgem

Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem
Fort II Wommelgem

Fort III Borsbeek Photo Gallery

Fort III Borsbeek

Fort III Borsbeek
Fort III Borsbeek
Fort III Borsbeek
Fort III Borsbeek

Fort Lier Photo Gallery

Fort Lier

Fort Lier Entrance
Fort Lier Entrance
Fort Lier Terreplein
Fort Lier Terreplein
Fort Lier
Fort Lier
Fort Lier
Fort Lier
Fort Lier
Fort Lier
Fort Lier Damaged Barracks
Fort Lier Damaged Barracks
Fort Lier 420mm impact
Fort Lier 420mm impact
Fort Lier 420mm impact
Fort Lier 420mm impact
Fort Lier 420mm impact
Fort Lier 420mm impact

Fort Oelegem Photo Gallery

Fort Steendorp Photo Gallery

Gallery of Fort Steendorp

Fort VIII Hoboken Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery of Fort VIII Hoboken

Lunet Halve Maan Photo Gallery

Redoubt Dorpveld Photo Gallery

Redoubt Dorpveld Photo Gallery

Redoubt Dorpveld
Redoubt Dorpveld
Captain Deschacht Redoubt Dorpveld 1914
Captain Deschacht Redoubt Dorpveld 1914
Redoubt Dorpveld 1914
Redoubt Dorpveld 1914

Redoubt Smoutakker Photo Gallery

Redoubt Smoutakker

Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker
Redoubt Smoutakker

Redoubt XVI Photo Gallery

Gallery of Redoubt XVI

Remains of the front cupola
Remains of the front cupola
Remains of the front cupola
Remains of the front cupola
Concrete
Concrete
Western flank of the main building
Western flank of the main building
Western flank main building detail
Western flank main building detail
Remains of the front cupola
Remains of the front cupola
Original ironworks
Original ironworks
Chimney
Chimney
Chimney
Chimney
Western flank detail
Western flank detail
Remains of the front cupola - debris
Remains of the front cupola - debris
Remains of the front cupola - debris
Remains of the front cupola - debris
Remains of the front cupola - debris
Remains of the front cupola - debris

Showcase Caponniere Fort VI

Fort VI located in Wilrijk (University of Antwerp) is home to several recreational associations. Next to student societies a museum of the special forces of the Belgian Army is located on the site. Because the university has expanded during the last decade the demand for new accommodation became more urgent. After fruitful negotiations it was decided that the caponniere of Fort VI would be restored and made available for the university's sports association.

MiLANT contributed to this project by showing how a restored caponniere would look like. In an initial phase the whole building, walls and vaults were measured using laser meters. Based on some indicative drawings and maps an illustrator file (scale 1 to 1) was made and imported in Sketchup. Normally 3DSMax would be used to do most of the virtual reconstruction but this was not possible because of the agreed deadline. The model was ported into Octane Render and some native material was applied (based on initial Substance Designer files made earlier). The final results were presented to the university and the special forces association. Some months later the caponniere welcomed a wider audience.

Initial Drawing
Initial Drawing
Initial Drawing
Initial Drawing
X-Ray mode
X-Ray mode
Clay mode
Clay mode
Coloured Clay Mode
Coloured Clay Mode
Coloured X-Ray
Coloured X-Ray
Coloured X-Ray
Coloured X-Ray
Coloured X-Ray
Coloured X-Ray
Octane Initial Rendering Exterior
Octane Initial Rendering Exterior
Octane Initial Rendering Exterior
Octane Initial Rendering Exterior
Octane Initial Rendering Exterior
Octane Initial Rendering Exterior
Octane Initial Rendering Exterior
Octane Initial Rendering Exterior
Octane Initial Rendering Interior
Octane Initial Rendering Interior
Octane Initial Rendering Interior
Octane Initial Rendering Interior
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI restored
Caponniere Fort VI Selfpicture
Caponniere Fort VI Selfpicture
Caponniere Fort VI restored & Opening
Caponniere Fort VI restored & Opening

Showcase Fort Saint Philip

The fort of Saint Philip (Fort Sint-Filips) is located near Kallo (Eastern-Flanders) on the right bank of the river Scheldt. It guarded the nautical access to the port of Antwerp. MiLANT takes a special interest in forts that are located near this river. They are considered to be maritime heritage sites and are unique. This fort is a true coastal battery with large caliber guns (280mm and 240mm) but unfortunately its remains are covered by sand. The site is polluted and very dangerous to access.

Based on photographs, schematics and oral feedback MiLANT has partly restored this fort to its former splendor. Initial drawings were made with SketchUp. Final rendering was carried out using V-RAY. Both programs are not in use by MiLANT since Autodesk 3DSMax and Octane Render are more suitable alternatives. It is our hope that this fort would one day be restored and used as a visiting center to the port of Antwerp or maritime heritage.

Showcase Spoorbaan Gate