FluxToActive: Resolving A Permanent Problem | FAP 2022 Merit

Commercial / 3rd Quarter 2022

FluxToActive: Resolving A Permanent Problem | FAP 2022 Merit

September 6, 2022

Jakarta’s commercial blocks were conceived to strategically aid the city’s commercial development. However, over time, their resilience—by nature of their development—has been affected by factors such as the changing nature of socio-cultural influences, urban regulations and land values; as well as the inability to adapt that has led them to become inactive spaces in the city.

These attributes were further exacerbated by the recent health crisis and associated commercial challenges that rendered such developments ‘less than optimal’ with much activity only witnessed during the weekends.

Essentially, the team’s idea came about by asking: what if the problem nowadays is caused by a permanent (outdated) solution? The inability of commercial areas/blocks to adjust to the changing socioeconomic landscape means they have become less relevant over time. The pandemic has opened the gap notably wider when people’s shopping habits changed drastically.

Blok M, a place with strong culture and history of shopping activities, has been taken as a case study and site for ideation. FluxToActive is a concept that explores how future shopping or retail activity can happen by adopting a flexible system that allows for change according to time and needs. This model is also supported by the application of digital media and the concepts of a sustainable built environment system.

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The team members A Christian Pratama Putra, Kurniawan Abednego Putratama and Rian Kunto Prabowo are fresh graduates from Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta. Their background in architecture education does not mean that they only focus on the field of architecture (or buildings alone). For them, developing architecture as part of the city is also an interesting challenge to explore. Their enthusiasm is driven by imagining the city and architecture in the future after the pandemic situation. This was what brought them together to develop the idea of a future city area.


Project Location
Blok M, South Jakarta, Indonesia

Site Area
100,000 square metres

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