Oliver Roth&Michael Dietrich_Midterm Review

Our goal is to improve the economic and personal well-being of the inhabitants in Kampung Melayu. We see the opportunity of the Ciliwung river being the driving force behind this improvement. The stepped riverside will include an agricultural belt with high growing productive trees and private gardens along the urban edge. The steps will provide a water retention area in case of flooding. The area of the old train depot will be reactivated as a market and craft hub for the whole Kampung. Our strategy for the built fabric is to create new sub blocks based on the structure of the existing building clusters, allowing an incremental implementation. One sub block is always gathered around a courtyard which is semipublic and gives the inhabitants a chance to have a private garden.