HERU W. POERBO
IDA AYU AGUNG PURNIZA MAYSITHA
Valenzuela city is one of the disaster-prone area, mainly suffering from flood and typhoon damages. Our goal is to design physical environment that supports local community to stay in their living houses during disaster periods. Not only physical protection that is needed by the residents, but also adaptation capability and economic strength to support daily life.
A host to one of the barangays, Balangkas, Valenzuela city is a potential pilot project for resilient community towards recurring disasters. Its large area and underdeveloped stage provides opportunity for design intervention to build a resilient society. Moreover, its high rate of unemployment will benefit from forthcoming economic chances that will be opened as a result of the development. Land rate will increase due to its inactive land development.
Balangkas is situated in the center of project site area, enabling it to reach to every other site included in the project. Its current high-density living environment is subject to change under housing development project. The housing project is adaptable to be built in various site.
Our first approach towards the situation is by taking into account the three stages of disaster risk management: mitigation, response and reconstruction. These three stages shows many sides, diverse point of views and unified goals even with both steady and progressive approach. In order to build a resilient community, we need a diverse perspective to achieve the resilient goals. Through these polygon, we should also provide nesting for local residents during disaster. These spaces include living space, shelter, protection, reproduction, growing place, social and economy resilience and sustainability.