- Sustainability Problem: Urban sprawling is not uncommon. The rates have grown along with population growth, both outpacing infrastructure and economic development. As in Indonesia’s case, illegal housing has become a recurring problem, migrants creating slums near river banks as they find it hard to obtain a secure job in the city. A group of Indonesian students saw the need for a breakthrough as they envisioned an infrastructure design to provide urban farming work for jobless migrant workers in Bandung, capital city of West Java, Indonesia.
- The ViFA is a design that supports the government’s revitalization efforts by providing resilient needs such as farming, sustainable energy, economy and urban development.
- Water management system – the upper part of the building is a greenhouse equipped with a roof that harvests rain. The building also provides a water treatment system to recharge ground water and supply drinkable water to the community.
- Carbon footprint reduction – Sustainably-sourced materials will be used in the construction of the building and a recycling and reusing atmosphere will be adopted in the building space.
- Social interaction – The building is also equipped with a social space including green space with a micro market, and a mini library to educate people about farming practices and the hydroponic system.
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- Local people
- Bandung city government
- Universities and colleges
- Utility companies
- Next steps:
- Devise construction plan and engage with stakeholders to demonstrate feasibility
- Search for funding sources from private or government investors
- Increase the scale of the solution for future adaptability
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