To create an initial starting point for the design intervention, we need to form a understanding of the actors and their networks relating to our site. At first we conducted interviews on the site and within identified main stakeholders.
Analyzing activities per usergroup at different times and using Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of virtual data on existing communities.
Mapping the city in terms of traffic, history, green spaces and built area has provided a larger picture of the fabric in which the location is set; it exists between two systems, the TU campus and residential area. It is crucial to know the current actors in the area to make a decision on the importance of possible activities of various actors. This has been further analysed in the network analyses as the mapping of user activities.
The site, De Vries van Heijstplantsoen, is an in-between space among two systems, the city system and the TU system.
It has strict and impermeable borders, and it blocks the pedestrian movement on the location.