Ngasem Market Tourism Area - Indonesia
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Ngasem Market Tourism Area - Indonesia
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Ngasem Market Tourism Area - Indonesia
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Ngasem Market Tourism Area - Indonesia
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Ngasem Market Tourism Area - Indonesia
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Ngasem Market Tourism Area - Indonesia
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Ngasem Market Tourism Area - Indonesia
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Upgrading of a Community Market in a Distinctive Style Rooted in Javanese Architectural History

TOWNLAND won the FIRST PRIZE in a pre-design competition for the redevelopment of the famous Ngasem Bird Market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  The main objective of the pre-design competition was to create a new market that makes a sustainable contribution to the recovery and proection of the Tamansari Cultural Reserve in the historic central district of Yogyakarta.  The approach of TOWNLAND was to come up with a comprehensive plan that will not only turn the Ngasem Market into a new tourist destination but has at the same time the spatial and functional qualities to grow into a thriving center for the local community. 

An appropriate mix of new functions was introduced, accommodated in newly designed market buildings with their own distinctive architectural flavor but clearly rooted in Javanese architectural history.  Another important aspect of the proposal was the emphasis put on the opportunities of Community Participation.  To make sure that the new Ngasem Market design will be a sustainable and practical solution that will be maintained and cared for in the long run, TOWNLAND advocated consulting the vendors and shopkeepers in the planning and design process.

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  • LOCATION

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • CLIENT

    The Urban & Regional Development Institute for Yogyakarta / Local Government
  • SITE AREA

    1 ha
  • STATUS

    Completed 2004
  • SERVICES

    Master Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Design