Owner: Agentschap Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust
Architects: Studiebureau Haegebaert, Belgium & Franki Construct Willemen Infra, Belgiumwww.haegebaert.be
Total area: 27.000 qm
Clay pavers: Bar pavement format Mix red, wheat-yellow, brown
The Wenduine beach resort on the Belgian coast has received a new beach promenade as part of the Coastal Safety Master Plan. The beach alone offers insufficient protection against flooding here. The parapet of the new promenade is equipped with a curved concrete wall/shore wall. This has the effect of deflecting the splash water of the large waves seawards.
The new seawall is up to 3 metres wide and ends in a generous rotunda to the west, which has been equipped with a storm wall, benches, terraces and sports facilities. The entire beach promenade has an area of 27,000 sqm and was paved in a mixed laying with ABC pavers. Low water absorption and the durable material strength of the pavers were the decisive arguments in the choice of the paving. The ABC paving clinkers made of slate clay permanently withstand the extreme stresses of the coast, such as sand, salt, UV radiation, abrasion and temperature.
The new Wenduine dike was officially opened on 19 June 2015 by Mayor Peter Breemersch and the Flemish Minister of Public Works and Tourism, Ben Weyts.