• Datum: 07-03-2018

Arcadis master plans the restoration of two monumental D-Day sites in Normandy

Normandy - Arcadis France was assigned by ABMC, the American Battle Monuments Commission, to master plan the restoration of the Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial and the Pointe-du-Hoc site in Normandy, France. Arcadis Landscape Architecture & Urbanism (Amersfoort / The Netherlands) has contributed to this by making the spatial design. A very honorable assignment on which we have been working with great respect for the great heroes of yesteryear.

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Arcadis master plans the restoration of two monumental D-Day sites in Normandy

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is located in the vicinity of Omaha Beach at Colleville-sur-Mer (Calvados), one of the historic landing sites of 6 June 1944 (D-Day). The cemetery was designed in the early 1950s. Arcadis landscape architecture & urbanism will support ABMC in drawing up a new master plan to reorganise the entrance and approach areas of the historic cemetery, which are going to be developed with a landscape design befitting the importance and solemnity of the site.

The Pointe-du-Hoc site was the scene of particularly heavy fighting during the landing of 6 June 1944, including the scaling under intense fire of a 30 m (100 ft) cliff by the US 2nd Ranger Batallion. The ABMC wants to launch a comprehensive study of the site's remembrance and interpretative functions, while considerably improving the protection of the cultural and natural heritage.

Arcadis master plans the restoration of two monumental D-Day sites in Normandy
Arcadis master plans the restoration of two monumental D-Day sites in Normandy