On Thursday morning, councilor Frans Bastiaens was presented with a stone that had been dismantled from the rampart wall at the Vijf Koppen. This act marked the start of the recovery of the fortifications, which partly collapsed in 2019. The intention is that at the end of the work, which is expected to take a year, the stone will be placed back in the wall as a final piece.
MTD landscape architects, together with HVN architects and Buro4, are responsible for the Structural Vision and Development Plan for public space, the restoration plan and the cultural-historical substantiation for the fortifications of the Vijf Koppen in the context of the City Park and Faliezuster Park.
As part of the fortification works of Maastricht, the fortifications of the Vijf Koppen represent special values and the restoration and restoration create special opportunities to preserve and strengthen these values and increase visibility and experience.
The plans describe the desired interventions on the curtain wall, the roundel and the adjacent earth wall, which will be lowered to the level of the 16th century rampart. The valuable 16th-century land package will be preserved. By lowering the embankment, the pressure that the ground previously exerted on the curtain wall is reduced.
In a year's time we will be walking the fortifications of the Vijf Koppen again!