The traffic axes appear to be the lifelines of the kampong. The river instead is mostly used as a trash disposal and is treated more as the backside of the Kampung. The goal is to merge the qualities of these two components and to give the river a new importance. We used these main traffic axes to frame the Kampung and define a new riverbed area of the Ciliwung. We implemented new high density units along the main traffic axes which should act as an entry gate for the Kampong behind. Due to a new secondary road system the structure should spread out towards the river and attract the people and their life activities to follow this movement. At the same time the river should deal in a similar way and the river landscape should grow into the Kampung and form a connection with the urban fabric. Our main intervention on the Ciliwung is to widen it and activate the river as a public transport system for the inhabitants. In the lower regions we step back with our units and want to create a continuous public open space along the river with green areas, steps and piazzas with sitting facilities. In the higher parts of the kampung we want to push the urbanity close to the river, which only opens up in small green pockets and we created a small pathway along the river which is bordered by a retaining wall.
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Workshop final presentation_Switch Point
Heng Juit Lian, Jessica Octaviani Gunawan, Sofyan Hadi Lubis, Vladimir Dianiska, Vera Schmidt, Irene Urso
River strategy: The main approach was to redefine a new edge removing the vulnerable settlements along the river, widening the riverbank and implementing new greenery. The river should also be activated as a transport line where goods and people can be transferred within the whole kampung. Land strategy: The site was divided into three layers – a new hard edge on the southern Part of Bukit Buri, a transportation backbone in the centre and e quiet green belt along the northern river side. Existent qualities in Bukit Duri were strengthened. The activities of workshops, shops, carpentries and traffic were enhanced. The old railway depot has been reactivated as a train station, the workshops densified and a new flexible building structure is planned.
Nathalie Ender & Irene Urso_Block
Situation: The two blocks are very different – one is defined by the old railway depot and the bridge becoming an important traffic axe affecting the whole block. The second block has a very common structure with a high density of housing and is bordered by the old railway depot, the Ciliwung River and a main street. Organisation strategy: In the common block we found a stripe structure defined by streets. We used these streets to incorporate a canal system flushing the sewage water of the houses into a buffering zone along the river. Further the stripes were divided in several sections having a water tank in each one collecting the rainwater from the roofs. The garbage collection should also be organised along the streets.
Nathalie Ender & Irene Urso_Unit
Our aim is to deal with the fact of loosing the control of the ground floor with its normally functioning as circulation, working and public space during flooding. The units designed for this purpose provide a new circulation level. Unit:The construction is a very elementary pillar-slab construction in concrete. The units variate slightly in three types, having on the first floor either a totally open public floor, a semi open public space or an inner private closed core and a surrounding public circulation space. The ground floor can be used for public or temporary uses, which can easily be given up during flooding. The upper floors are convenient for living and sleeping rooms. The different types of the unit are supposed to work like a puzzle, providing a continuous public space for circulation which can be activated during flood period. Pontoon: To complete the circulation system over a street we designed bottle pontoons, which can be easily used to cross the flooded street and to connect the several open spaces on the first floor of the units.