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THE SUSTAINABILITY OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS: REVITALIZATION OF BUILDINGS IN THE BANDUNG CONSERVATION AREA, INDONESIA

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP180581

Volume

217

Pages

11

Page Range

687 - 697

Published

2018

Size

1,231 kb

Author(s)

NURTATI SOEWARNO, TAUFAN HIDJAZ, EKA VIRDIANTI

Abstract

A city is a human creation that always experiences development. As time goes by, the development of the city sometimes does not go according to the initial plan. In Indonesia, major cities were planned and built during the Dutch colonial era, based on good planning for several decades into the future. After Indonesian independence, a lot of obstacles were faced by cities, so their development shifted away from the initial plan. This paper will describe the development of an initially residential area for Dutch society within Bandung city. Today, the area is declared as one of the cultural heritage areas, because of its history and the architectural style of the buildings. Some investors have considered the environment plan, location and unique architectural style of buildings in this area as having potential that they could profit from, so one by one the residential buildings in this area transferred into commercial ones. How does transformation occur with conservation buildings as part of a cultural heritage? What kind of revitalization can be performed to adapt to their new function? It is expected that the revitalization performed will sustain cultural heritage buildings within this conservation area.

Keywords

Bandung, city development, conservation area, Dutch colonial architecture, heritage buildings, Indonesia, remodeling, repurposing, revitalization