Three students of the 2018 FTUI Architecture Department, namely Nada Yosehara, Abraham Chintianto, and Raisa Alda H. redesigned a village called Kampung Batik Palbatu. They see great potential in the underutilized area of ​​Kampung Batik Palbatu. The team is trying to revitalize and revive the area and turn it into an Urban Creative Spaces.

“The Palbatu Batik Home Design applies continuous space as an effort to connect the Urban Area to the daily aspects of the Palbatu Batik Village. This continuous design allows humans to interact on the site and be free to express and be translated into creative things in the form of batik. This concept is planned to be a creative park that also functions as a green space with trees that represent the shape and process of batik, so that the resulting design will become a creative space for the community but does not rule out environmental sustainability factors,” said Nada Yosehara, team leader.

“We arranged two lots with a total span of 100 meters as a collaboration between creative space and permaculture, by adapting batik motifs, to realize the concept of batik weaving in space networks. A beautiful creative and sharing space is created that is closely embedded in the locality of the site. From the aspect of urban planning, this design seeks to blend in with the surrounding landscape from the aspect of building height, high green coefficient, and abundant infiltration land,” said Abraham Chintianto.

“On the Batik Homepage, what we have designed keeps the philosophy of the culture of the archipelago. This philosophy is reflected in the culture and scratches of batik. Such wealth should be stored properly in sustainability. The Palbatu Batik Village opens the horizon that in the midst of the erosion of culture in the capital, the seeds of unique cultural preservation can still grow and bloom, giving new colors that invite people to fall in love with culture again, especially batik, “said Raisa Alda H.

The Dean of FTUI, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, ST., M.Eng., IPU said, “Indonesia has a variety of unique and rich cultures that are spread throughout the archipelago. FTUI students as part of Indonesian society, have a responsibility to participate in preserving and advancing this cultural heritage. One way is to open the door to introduce Indonesian culture to the wider community.”

Thanks to this design, the Team won Second Place out of 101 teams that participated in the national competition at the Urban Creative Space: National Scala Lanscape Design Competetition 2021. This year’s UDAYANA SCALE took the theme “Urban Creatives Space: Human’s response to Environment, Culture, and Creative Space. ” which prioritizes permaculture and ecological approaches. Each competition participant is asked to design a landscape area with a total area of ​​2000 m2 that can accommodate creative needs as a solution to the issues that exist in the chosen site.

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Public Communication Bureau
Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia

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