BERGERON MARIER Vincent
Inter-scalar is a proposal which aim is to preserve, purify and provide Kali Bahru Kampung, but also its surrounding area and a large part of the city of Semarang. This neighbourhood is confronted to a lot of crises related to its localisation close to the Java Sea, its geology and its climate. The city is facing a rapid growth in population and activities increasing the pressure on its infrastructures and the environment. Four elements present in the area were targeted as opportunities or resources to be exploited: coconuts, water, waste and bamboo. These constitute the heart of this proposal being in each intervention once they have been transformed through cooperatives.
At the city scale, the proposed interventions aim to improve some of the city’s major flows: transports, water and the link between the old city and the current port. Ultimately, they will increase the vegetation cover, create quality pedestrian and bike spaces, reduce the amount of waste throughout the city, improve the supply of public transport, enhance historic spaces of Semarang and create various opportunities.
At the scale of the neighbourhood, the interventions are mainly gathered around the crossings of the large flows that surround the kampung. Their purposes are to provide economic opportunities for the inhabitants, improve water management on the site, rise awareness about the best practises, provide construction systems and methods which could be taught and exported to other kampungs, link better the other neighbourhoods and the city, increase the vegetation cover, raise density of the sector and create a cleaner and resilient environment.