As a first step towards a more flood resistant landscape, we propose to widen the river to about the double width. We propose a park on the tip of the peninsula, that continues along the southern river edge. The whole river has a steeped edge with a pathway and trees on top, in order to prevent people from reoccupying the area towards the river. It also changes the river from its function as a place for sewage and garbage discharge in the backyard of the poor houses towards a public space.
To Kampung should be more urbanized. Therefore the former train station is reactivated and other public activities through markets or sport fields are allocated.
The housing concept is based on “wet walls” that store rain water and distribute fresh water. Staircases, toilets and sinks for kitchens are placed in the core walls that are surrounded by structural frames that people can inhabit with selfbuilt elements. As the private housing should be protected from flooding the ground floor is open for mixed uses, like storage, shops, retaurants, or garbage collection. Formal and informal settlement will appear together in organized blocks, that allow to increase the density with a hight of 5-6 stories.