YOGYAKARTA - Architecture students of UGM exhibit a 6 kilometer mockup about design concept of heritage areas that spans 2.4 kilometers from Tugu Yogyakarta to Ground Zero area. One of the designs is the availability of spot heritage buildings along the route and the andhong (horsecart) track to expand the role of horsecart as an alternative transport.
Aseptian Affianto, Architecture student class of 2008, said the mock-up is the result of Architecture Work Lecture in 2011 that conducted research on heritage buildings in Yogyakarta, Solo, and Malaka, Malaysia. "What we are displaying is a study of regional architecture of Tugu Monument to Ground Zero area. This design is an architectural design in the future, imaging line tracking," Affianto said after presenting the result of mockup in front of the Mayor of Yogyakarta, Friday (6/5).
He added the track along the heritage area has a slow lane, in the eastern part there are areas for pedestrians and guiding block for the disabled. The pedestrian pattern is adjusted from Tugu Jogja area to the area before the North Square, showing a pattern that does not stop up to the Zero kilometer area, but supports the imaging line heritage tracking. "The advantage here is tracking for horsecarts in every heritage spot and pedestrian path," he said.
Mayor of Yogyakarta, Herry Zudianto, was quite enthusiastically watching the display. He hoped that the mockup fits with the vision of development that is conducted by the municipal government of Yogyakarta. However, it is not easy to realize the idea of development of the area. Herry compared this with that in China. He saw the mockup of urban development whose architectural design concept could be realized five years later.
"In China, there is no private property, all is owned by the state. But here, there are a lot of private lands," he added. He pointed out a vacant lot located in the north of the former building of Hotel Tugu that cannot be managed because of ownership.
The exhibition of architecture that took the theme Jogja is Special, Embracing the World was held from Friday-Sunday, 6-8 May 2011 at Monument of Serangan Umum Satu Maret, Yogyakarta. The opening of the exhibition was marked by the beating of gong by the Mayor of Yogyakarta.