Eupen – Unterstadt

The Unterstadt (Ville-Basse) neighbourhood is located in the south-eastern part of Eupen, the county town of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. The district has 5,500 residents. It was developed in the 19th century as a show place of the textile industry because of the presence of water from two rivers, the Helle and the Vesdre. After the decline of the textile industry, the cable industry was established there, and is currently one of the Region’s main employers. This district, characterised by a considerable interweaving of industrial and residential units, is currently suffering from traffic congestion, empty housing and commercial units, and a negative image. The presence of the Helle and the Vesdre, the forest surroundings, the Hautes Fagnes/Eifel Nature Reserve, as well as the nearby dam on the Vesdre, all are favourable elements for making the Ville-Basse District a tourist resort, a place with attractive housing, and a sustainable urban district.

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2010-11-26 | A renovation of the Temsepark

Together with a landscape architect and the SUN-Projectteam, the inhabitants of the neighbourhood Unterstadt have planned the renovation of the Temsepark. The first works are planned for spring 2011. To see first plans, clic HERE.

2009-11-12 | SUN Energy Challenge

Information meeting and call for participation to the SUN energy challenge “Energie Wettbewerb” by Dirk Knapen (DuBoLimburg) to action 5 participation group in Eupen

2009-10-10 | SUN Energy Challenge

Public presentation of SUN project in Eupen by city officials and Dirk Knapen (DuBoLimburg) at the occasion of an open day at the neighbourhood house in Eupen Understadt. Dissemination of flyers presenting the SUN project amongst inhabitants and identification of people interested in the project.