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Kvaliteter i bostaden och dess närmiljö, En utvärdering av ett byggnadsprojekt

Qualities in the dwelling and its surroundings, An evaluation of a building project

Madelen Kallebo
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2010.
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Abstract This report has been developed in cooperation with Peab Region Bostad Göteborg, mentor at Krook& Tjäder (through Chalmers), and examiner at Chalmers University of Technology. The report is the result of a research of a building project, constructed by Peab. The report is investigating and it means to identify and evaluate qualities in the dwelling and its surroundings. Its purpose is to evaluate how the residents in a chosen housing cooperative enjoy living there. It shall, with help of chosen quality aspects, identify what expectations the residents had before moving in, how they experience the dwelling and its surroundings today, and what hopes they have for the future planning of the area. The expectation is that this study might be of help for future housing and community planning. The study is limited to investigate the housing cooperative Terra Nova with 88 apartments distributed in two buildings, constructed by Peab. The measurement of how much the residents enjoy living there is based upon six quality aspects, chosen by me. The aspects are; wellbeing, beauty, usability, communication, life and movement, and security. The study is limited to ten personal interviews. The average age of the interviewed residents is 48,5 years. There are 2,2 persons per apartment and they have 3,4 rooms plus kitchen in average. The most common reason for leaving there earlier residents was; not having to take care of house and garden, and not needing as big resident. The view and that the apartments were located near the water was the most attracting factor to move. Half of the interviewed think that the apartment is expensive and half that it is affordable. The majority of the ones who thought the apartment was expensive still think that it is expectable in regards to the prices on the housing market in Göteborg. Two out of the ten interviewed apartments has future plans to move to a house instead. The rest has no plans on moving. The residents were asked to grade the dwelling between one and five, five being the highest. The grades varied between 3,5 and 5, with an average of 4,4. It has been a successful project in terms of making the apartments fit the target group. The interviewed are enjoying their dwelling, which indicates that they got what they expected. Everyone is very pleased with the view and the admission of light. The plan arrangements of the apartments are also appreciated. The surrounding development and the quay promenade are also much appreciated. The biggest mistakes according to the residents are that the cellar storages are too small, that there is not enough space for storing bicycles, and that it is very windy on the inner courtyard. The construction of the balcony rails is not appreciated. They have caused trouble for the residents by making a lot of noise when it is windy. Some of the interviewed think that the quality of the materials in the standard design is too low. Some also feel that they were not able to choose the materials they wanted for the decoration of the apartment. For those this appears to be the biggest flaw. When discussing the future development of the area it seems the residents find it most important to fix a bathing place, berths, more beer gardens, and covered markets or casual trading areas. On the other hand they do not seem so interested in slop shops and they do not really need a larger supply of activities. Several of the residents mention that the supply of slop shops has to be very large in order for them to stay there and shop instead of going into the town city. Is there some sort of pointed marketing that would be possible to engage in here? It is not possible to create as big a supply as in the town city, and therefore maybe it is preferable to create a pointed market instead. This study is made on a very limited target group, mainly consisting of older couples with no children who sold their houses. This target group has different needs in comparison to other target groups. The question is what the plan is for the rest of the area that are still in development. Is it the plan to create an area specifically aimed for this target group, and is this group still interested in living in the area if it turns into a tourist attraction? Several of the residents have expressed that they do not want the area to be too exploited. If that is the case will this target group no longer want to live in this area and in the apartments that are developed today? Are the apartments and the area adjustable to other target groups? What type of district do we want to build here, and how flexible are the dwellings we are building today?

Nyckelord: bostadskvaliteter, utvärdering av trivsel, närmiljö, framtida bostadsplanering, dwelling qualities, evaluation of residential area, surroundings, future housing planning

Publikationen registrerades 2011-10-25. Den ändrades senast 2013-04-04

CPL ID: 147676

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