Mari Saetre&Vera Schmidt_Midterm Review_Towards Kampung Melayu

The Hub Bukit Duri around the train station is connected to the Kampung with system of little ferries on the river. Different docking places along the Ciliwung transport people and goods whereas every second is only for goods especially garbage that is collected and recycled next to the station. Along the river there is a green belt that consists of public park strips or agricultural terraces that local people can use as productive gardens or farm fish in little ponds. The greenis interrupted by the docking places that also mark local centers of the housing blocks  with a mosque and public space for recreation, markets and other community activities of the inhabitants can take place. The new river profile is widened in order to provide a higher water capacity during the flooding season. A narrower inner canal and a system of weirs allows the barges to operate also during dry periods and at places where the water would be too shallow.

Saetre & Schmidt_first review

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.

Saetre & Schmidt_Unit

We propose a unit structure based on a water core with a skeleton attatched to it. Residents build theire own units within the skeleton. Rain water is collected on the roofs of the units, and stored in a watertank within the core. This water is used for kitchen and toilets in every unit, and the greywater is filtered and sent back into the ground. A typical unit consists of 4*4meters floor area on 4 levels. The ground floor is free and open for temporal programs when the area is not flooded.