Sunday, 5 June 2011

Regeneration of Decaying Urban Place Through Adaptive Design Infill

Unregulated transformations caused by expansion of population growth, users’ needs and demands, uncontrolled land and building use conversion, lack of attention towards public spaces, facilities and amenities, low level of maintenance and so on caused an urban place to experience decay. The decaying of a place thus lead to many negative issues and problems for a place, which include the declining in living quality standards, exodus of population to different places, under utilized spaces and lands, high crime rate and poor economic condition, even though the place have all the potential to be develop as a good urban place worth living in. This thesis look at these issues by conducting a comprehensive study on the phenomena of urban decay along and within the area of Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, and try to respond to the issue through the proposal of regeneration. Urban regeneration is seen as the most suitable approach to provide feasible solution in re-installing the quality of the area into becoming a more adaptable, sustainable and livable place to live, work and play. The proposed regeneration initiative utilizes all potential available at the site, thus adaptive reuse and design infill development are seen as the most suitable approach in doing so. The regenerated scheme also responds to the social, cultural and economical context of the place, and uses the platform of home industry and cultural tourism to stimulate activities and becoming the economic generator for the site. The crux of this thesis is to understand the phenomena of urban decay caused by urban transformations, and see how urban regeneration initiatives can respond to the problem. It is hoped that from the proposed scheme of this thesis, new hope and visions to elevate the living quality standard for Bandung can be achieved in a clear, feasible and sustainable way. 


  1. "adaptive" is the key, so it depends on how far and how deep the adaptation approach would work in the context of social, cultural, economical and ..."political" as well :D

    what a nice project though, good luck Hafiz

  2. thanks om :) i agree with you, its about how the scheme can reflexively adapt into its surrounding context...any critics on the design? i'll be presenting the scheme on 7 june at 1300..