Academic clusters to create a structure for collaboration and exchange of ideas (upper left)
Student housing is structured around a series of active courtyards (bottom left)
Aerial rendering of the campus master plan (right) (all images courtesy of Sasaki Associates, Inc)
WEST JAVA NEW UNIVERSITY
The West Java campus is conceived as a compact living-learning ‘village’ that sits harmoniously within its natural setting. The master plan took advantage of the morphology of the site by concentrating the development of academic and student housing around the central valley and the ravines. This will enable the preservation of key watersheds on-site and create a series of diverse open spaces. The valley will thus be transformed into a primary campus amenity that integrates water management systems and houses a diversity of natural habitats, agricultural terraces as well as recreational spaces for outdoor learning.
The master plan promotes the restoration and ecological inclusion of the agricultural landscape. It responds to its site context through a variety of conservation and development strategies, such as the continuation and restoration of existing natural ecosystems; the restoration of the tropical rainforest within the site; and the conservation of wetlands and open streams as part of the larger regional watershed.
Key landscape strategies include reinforcing existing natural systems by promoting native vegetation; consolidating development and impervious areas; complementing existing ecosystems with the regulation of the site’s watershed; and developing terraces and planting areas to stabilise the ravines.