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Buildings and facilities at the Submarine Refit Complex and Fleet Maintenance Base, HM Base, Devonport

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Howell Killick Partridge & Amis
NOTES: This complex of buildings was the winner of the Concrete Society Award for 1980. See RIBA104673 for a black and white version of this image.

Torre de Oro, Seville

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Borcht, Sebastian van der (1725-)
NOTES: A twelve-side construction, the Torre de Oro was built as a watchtower in 1220-1221, although the circular turret was added in 1769 by the Dutch military engineer Sebastian van der Borcht. It is now a museum.

Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Parish, Ireland Island: the Victualling Yard

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NOTES: The Royal Naval Dockyards were built during the American War of Independence, although most of the construction took place from 1812 and continued until the 1860s. They were built using largely convict labour. The dockyards closed in 1995 and since then many of the buildings have been converted into tourist attractions including the creation of the Bermuda Maritime Museum in the former keep area.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, at twilight

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, seen from the River Main

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Statue of St Kilian with the Marienberg Fortress behind, Wurzburg

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, with the statue of St Kilian in the foreground

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, seen from across the River Main

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg, seen from across the River Main

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.
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