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On providing a culturally and environmentally resilient recommendation for living in flood-prone areas.

This thesis focuses on exploring the housing and construction culture of people who permanently resided in campsites located in flood-prone areas and faced eviction due to this risk. Through a case study in Domaine du Pont de Méry and the adjacent chalet neighbourhood, the construction culture and community of this group are analysed with the aim of obtaining an in-depth understanding of their living situation. This information is then used to propose a resilient living environment that is resilient to climate change and accessible to all residents. Through close collaboration with local groups and residents, this study aims to develop a robust and environmentally friendly proposal that aligns with the specific needs of this community. The findings and recommendations of this thesis can serve as a valuable reference point for future research in this field, as well as for policymakers and professionals involved in designing homes in flood-prone areas.

  • Authors:
    • Liesl De Vulder
    • Danielle Yatziv

    • Frederik Vandyck (Promotor)
    • Nathan De Feyter (Promotor)
  • Period:
    • 2022 — 2023  

    • Architecture

    • Master thesis