Beaufort 2018

Beach Castle, Jean-François Fourtou

Beach Castle - Jean-François Fourtou
00 About the work of art

Jean-François Fourtou’s tower, built out of beach cabins, welcomes you when riding into the town of Knokke-Heist. It gives the impression that the cabins were sucked into the air by a gust of storm and scattered around, after which they accidentally got stuck together. Given his fascination for architecture, it’s no surprise that the beach cabins caught Fourtou’s attention. The cabins are as old as Belgian tourism and were initially used primarily by women for changing. The various types of cabins found on the Belgian coast are all integrated into Beach Castle. On the prestigious Maurice Lippensplein the work gets the allure of a totem that represents the entire coast. The tower can be seen as a monument of beach culture.

Materials Wood, steel
Dimensions 1200 x 800 x 600 cm
00 Location
Location Maurice Lippensplein
Route planner

Close by:

  • Cycle node 68
  • Tram stop Knokke Station (160 m)


Discover the work of art via East Coast Cycle route


Artworks nearby

00 Beach Castle