Anna Gebhardt & Basil Witt _ block

The design intention is to create a public space that changes its place with the different water levels. A concrete grid structure, which reaches the high flood level, is the base of the units. In dry season, public life takes place in the streets on the ground and between the concrete structure. During rain season, when the lower space is flooded, the grid structure is used to set up temporary streets and connections between the buildings. New pedestrian connections (bridges) between the two blocks improve the accessibility of the lower block to schools and other public services.The river edge is broadened as natural habitat. With pekarangans, the green river edge finds its way into the block. Through slight changes of topography the inner block is protected from flooding.