Our team consists of four persons: Lobke from Belgium, Kamila and Petra from Czech and Andres from Estonia. The aim of our first presentaton is to reflect our initial impressions about the site. Wenduine is one of Belgium holiday resorts, quite a small and peaceful city next to Belgian coust. Our first impressions were positive, probably influenced by nice weather, kind local people and sort of enthusiasm. After a day-long tour on bikes from Haan to Wenduine we had about a week to gather all that information we got from the site or found from different kind of sources – from observations, from interviews with local residents, from internet or library etc.
As our project is focused on suburbia, we chose a small area in the sothern part of the Wenduine – a calm suburbian district with unpretentious residential buildings. Poorly accessable and privacy oriented area is beloved by it’s residents, yet as many suburbs it lacks far-reaching perpective. A lot of questions arise if considering different aspects of the area. The average age of the population, which is quite high. How they going to be maintain their residences in 10-20 years? What will happened with these nice houses over years?Although it’s close to the city center, people still use cars if they are going out of home. Is it kind of habit or can it be different? Does the area have sufficient social life and common sustainability? Following these questions we are going to take next steps in our project.