Designed by Gemawang Swaribathoro, Indra Nugraha, and Morian Saspriatnadi, their ‘Urban Sponge’ concept aims to unify, organize and manage, in one solution, the inner power of this marvelous city. Prague, an ancient city that has a long history of its own architecture style is no longer an underdog city in the European region. With the city becoming one of the most important places in this continent, the sponge concept can be described as a tool of connectivity to absorb the quality of life, to attract people, to make a better living. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Problems, issues and supremacies of prague are still haunting and waiting to explode someday. The city eminence is still in the long list to be explored by Prague itself. This city is famous by its diverse activities and street attractions, musician, painters and some creative young artists. Natural wealth such as animal collection is extremely rich, particularly in bird species.
By looking at those examples, this platform introduces a fusion by integrating them in one urban social platform. This platform or later on called Eco-platform will bring a unique advantages not only for the inhabitants who live there, but also for tourist as an attraction of living by nature in the heart of Prague city. Another advantage of this platform is about creating an escape walk for inhabitants if flood catastrophe will raise up again someday. Besides, this platform is also a new belvedere or city sightseeing to enjoy a beauty of Prague. It is all about Human, Flora & Fauna accommodate as one pack.
Design: Gemawang Swaribathoro + Indra Nugraha + Morian Saspriatnadi Location: Prague, Czech Republic Client: reSite festival & ARCHIP Project Site: Vltava riverside Type: Urban Status: Competition Entry Year: 2012