Posted on 4 Feb 2010 by mAAN

Bogor Botanical Garden Revitalization Workshop 2010

The workshop is a collaboration between the Bogor Botanical Gardes, Bogor100, and Landscape Architecture Department, Bogor Institute of Agriculture. mAAN provides the network support for this event. This is a 10-days-workshop, concentrating on a particular spot within the
garden consisting of unintegrated functions and (used and neglected) built structures. The workshop is tentatively set in may-june 2010.

dear friends & colleagues,

on behalf of bogor100 & bogor botanical garden revitalization workshop
committee, i would like to inform you about the coming event in bogor,
indonesia.

it is tentatively set in may-june 2010.

the workshop is a collaboration between the bogor botanical gardens,
bogor100, and landscape architecture department, bogor institute of
agriculture. mAAN provides the network support for this event.

it is a 10-days-workshop, concentrating on a particular spot within the
garden consisting of unintegrated functions and (used and neglected) built
structures.

the gardens’ management is opening up the opportunities for architects and
landscape architects to work together on a mAAN-style workshop to rethink
the possible future development of the botanical garden and its current
problems. the participants will explore the site and its complexities.

the workshop is focussing a densely built spot within the garden which is
located next to the main entrance of the garden. it contains the historical
(and beautifully restored) treub laboratory, the guest house (former house
for the garden’s director), the zoological museum, old research centers, a
new conservatory building, several old structures, and abandoned facilities.
it is also closely situated to several old institutional buildings dedicated
to forestry and agriculture.

the challenges:
1. to propose utilization and revitalization the facilities to house
facilities dedicated for the garden’s function: education (and recreation),
conservation, and research. it might include to introduce new programs and
facilities in the dedicated spot.
2. to bring up issues: potentials and problems in and surrounding bogor
botanical gardens’ existence as bogor’s urban core area: it might also
address the complex issues of urban management, urban hydrological system
(sewerage, river bodies, etc.), waste management, commercial development,
social welfare and problems, transportations, urban environment and
ecological problems, tourism, etc.
3. to consider the historical and social values of bogor botanical garden as
a key point in greater bogor urban development, as well as economic and
environmental significances.

call for participation
1 this workshop is dedicated to international final year and postgraduate
architecture/ landscape architecture students (or any relevant fields).
concentration in urban design is also encouraged to apply. there will be no
participation fees. the accommodation and meals are provided by the host.
however participants are required to provide their own transportations to/
from bogor (from/ back to their respective cities/ countries). there is no
limitation for participants from a single institution, however the committee
will limit the overall compositition of participants to ensure good and
effective communication.
2.
all participants will be staying inside the botanical gardens; accommodation
will be provided in the garden’s guest house facility.
3.
maximum number of participants in the workshop: 25 persons.
participants will be distributed into 5 units, headed by a unit master.
4.
a unit master is a well-known professional practicioner + academics in
architecture/ landscape architecture or relevant field. the list of masters
are to be released soon. masters will be personally invited.
5.
during the workshop, there will be talks and discussion featuring speakers
with relevant and necessary topics/ themes. including basic knowledge on the
site, the context (urban, environment, social/ economics), as well as about
the current roles of botanical gardens. the talks will also provide insights
and experiences from experts in conservation and revitalization practices.
6.
the expected results: graphic documentation/ inventory, programs, rough
masterplan (zones), facilities design proposals/ visualization, development
ideas, maps (intended for raising public awareness on important spots in and
around the garden).

soon a blog site will be launched to provide communications between us.
please forward this early announcement to people/ institution of your
recommendation.
we will be in touch.

thank you,

chung

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