Nieuwpoort – Belgium


INVESTIGATION OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE KING ALBERT I MONUMENT

 

The King Albert I Monument, designed by Juliën de Ridder in 1938, is located in the Belgian seaside resort of Nieuwpoort. The monument is dedicated to the memory of the battles of the Belgian troops in World War I. Under the monument there is a visitor centre in which exhibitions are held regularly. As part of the international commemoration in 2014, in the presence of world leaders, the monument was expected to be in the centre of attention and therefore it was decided to conduct an extensive investigation of the foundation of the monument.

THE CONTRIBUTION

Jahn International was asked to investigate the quality of the concrete foundation and advise on the restoration of the pile foundation.