New Capital City for Indonesia
Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia
Department of Public Works and Housing with
Gujo Patnership, Jakarta.
The generation of a planning vision and design concepts that act as a means for intensive urban development within a sensitive environmental location that represent the excellence of the nation through three main criteria:
Recognising the potential environmental impact, the future-focused thinking emphasised a flexible and resilient development growth pattern based on walkable sub districts within expandable urban townships and centred on green/blue urban hubs shaped by green infrastructure planning.
A high density compact urban form was adopted to promote economic efficiency, urban vibrancy and low impact development. Predominant utilisation of modular, timber building technology that minimises the carbon footprint and supports localised forestry supply industries was a key component whilst integration of urban food production, car free neighbourhoods and community led development initiatives aim to create a true city built to thrive into the 22nd Century.