Two students of Architecture Study Program, Department of Architecture and Planning (JUTAP) UGM won 2nd place in the 2015 Indonesia Landscape Design Competition (ILDC) held by the Landscape Architecture Student Association (Himaskap) IPB, in collaboration with the Bogor City Government and the Bird Community Indonesia on Saturday (10/17/2015) at Bogor City Hall.
The two students, Bayu Kusuma Adi and Natasha Nurul Annisa, redesigned the Ahmad Yani City Forest area in the middle of the city of Bogor to become a safe and comfortable habitat for birds who live and migrate. This is not easy to do, given the surrounding situation which is a city area that is crowded with activity and has a high noise level.
They raised the main concept of ” Co-Exist: It ‘s Mine, It’ s Yours, It ‘s Ours! “Which emphasizes the importance of humans sharing habitat with nature. The experience of ‘co-exist’ is presented in the division of regions into 3 zones, namely Bird Sanctuary, Human Sanctuary, and Co-existence Area. Bird Sanctuary which has the largest area is focused on being a safe and comfortable bird habitat with local vegetation collection. The Human Sanctuary that picks up the visitors from the entrance is equipped with play and relax facilities, as well as attractive attractive ground cover.
Whereas Co-existence Area offers opportunities for visitors to see the surrounding environment through the perspective of birds, 3 meters above the ground, as well as peering at bird life through the shelter on ground. Sustainable life is also a concern and pursued through the rainwater treatment system on site for green corridor irrigation.
Before heading to Bogor to take part in an open judging, the students’ work has been filtered first through closed judging, along with student works of architecture and other landscape architecture from all over Indonesia. “We are very grateful to have the opportunity to qualify for the open judging and eventually get the 2nd place. The input from the judges, especially in the areas of vegetation and landscapes, is very useful for us and will enrich our insights as architects later,” Bayu said.