REGENERATION OF DECAYING URBAN PLACE THROUGH ADAPTIVEDESIGN INFILL(Case Study: Kampung Kriya, Cultural Tourism and Creative Sectors Infill atJalan Jenderal Sudirman, Bandung, Indonesia)
The phenomena of urban transformation that Bandung is experiencing are something that needs comprehensive analysis and understanding. This is due to the fact that thesephenomena and conditions will be transformed into possibilities that would affect Bandung’sbuilt environment and its whole future development. The topic is crucial in developing total understanding of the city with all of its conditions, since these conditions of the city will alsocondition the whole living environment, and also represent human’s achievement per excellence (Rossi, 1984). What Bandung is experiencing today is a representation and manifestation of the collective will of the people that inhabit it, and currently, the image is not a good one. This thesis is hoped to produce better analysis and understanding in helping torecognize conditions and transformations of the city into better practices. By conducting research and analysis on the phenomena of urban transformation, the objective of this thesisis to provide a visionary thinking through best practices approaches and methods on how tointervene the city. The case study is along the active and vibrant stretch of Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, in which rows of old buildings and interesting activities exist both along the street and behind it. However, these interesting urban artefacts suffer from serious urban decay,which is the result of many issues concerning planning policies, sterile and non flexiblezoning regulations, underutilization of functions and use, disproportionate allocation of services and financial resources, lack of awareness in conserving urban heritage and so on.By considering that the city must achieve a balance between natural and artificial elements,as it is an object of nature and a subject of culture (Levi-Strauss, 1972), this thesis isinterested in responding to these problems through the articulation of architectural designstrategies in developing alternative approaches to regenerate the place into becoming anurban area that will offer better physical and non-physical qualities for its dwellers.
decaying urban place, urban transformation, strategic operations, engineered-bricolage, adaptive infill, incremental design