Binar Tyaghita Cesarin , Davin Chang ,Medhiansyah Putra
Rancaekek is part of Bandung Basin’s peri-urban, an area in a limbo, in between urban sprawl pressure with rural value and physical characteristics. There is a plan to built an industrial area which will further transform what left of the potential farmlands and important part of Bandung Basin’s ecological system into an unsustainable built area. Another scenario ongoing is the development of its neighboring area into what’s called technopolis, a supposedly more sustainable development.
The status quo of Bandung Basin has been her excessive expansion to agriculture and conservation area and her dependency on support for food, water, and natural ecosystem. At mezzo level the status quo of Rancaekek City has been her functionality in two administrative area of Bandung and Sumedang regency, public health from water contamination, high spread of disease due to overcrowding, water and air contamination unemployment and underemployment, shortage of housing, inadequate transportation and basic infrastructure, poverty, marginalization, violence and other social conflict.
Planning a holistic transformation and bringing the seed of changes to the mass; using the knowledge to comprehend the dynamic and use the values, the experience and capitals as a catalyst in the pressure of the global universe is an urgently needed strategy. In the window of opportunity and challenges, the concept proposes three layers of intervention scales in conjunction to the vernacular values of Sundanese to represents the harmonious relationship between human, nature, and their communication with God as the divine Power. Furthermore, the conceptual design proposes a way to use Sundanese value as a means to restore the environment & social structure simultaneously at Rancaekek Wetan Village (micro scale), Rancaekek District (mezzo scale) and Bandung Basin (macro scale). The concept comprises of architectural design of the house which encourage communal and collaboration living; and also peri-urban design principles.