Waterworks area in The Netherlands: "Het Waterloopbos"

ReneBee

Veteran
Location
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Real Name
René
A while ago we went to an area where in the late fourties, fifties, sixties and even early seventies scale models of all kind of waterworks were built.
With the arrival of powerful computers, these scale models weren't necessary anymore, so they were left there to crumble. In the early nineties the area was acquired by an environmental organisation (Natuurmonumenten). The first idea was to let nature take over, but after a while these models ware declared national heritage.
In the early seventies this wall was built to obeserve the behaviour of waves. People we standing behind those little windows to watch.
Wall-1.jpg


To invite nature to take over, some segments were cut out. Also to show how thick these walls are:
Wall-4.jpg


Wall-3.jpg


Here's a row of wavemakers. There are around fourty of those machines there.
Wave makers-1.jpg


Wave makers-2.jpg



Here's a detail of one of those wavemakers. Here the amplitude of the wave can be set:
Wave maker-detail.jpg


Here some of those machines are restorated:
Wave maker-restoration.jpg


And finally here a model of some port:
Port model.jpg


René.
 

Attachments

  • Wall-4.jpg
    Wall-4.jpg
    359.2 KB · Views: 15

Latest posts

Latest threads

Top Bottom