Pamulang University has chosen Antonius Richard and RAD+ar to design their new Islamic Oriented public square, plaza building, and public artwork. The project attempts to strengthen the character of its Islamic based development, reconcile cultures and define identities.
▼鸟瞰，aerial view © William Sutanto
八芒星广场的三维规划充分激发出探索空间的乐趣，旨在让人们了解一个简单但重要的符号“Rub-el-Hizb（阿拉伯语：ربع الحزب，rubʿ al-ḥizb）”，即“伊斯兰之星”——两个正方形错位叠合成的八角星，常常出现在标志与旗帜上。
Octa Plaza will be a focal point by exploring many spatial fun in its 3 dimensional Plaza planning that was displayed. The intention of this study is to bring awareness of a simple but important symbol Rub-el-Hizb (Arabic: ربع الحزب, rubʿ al-ḥizb), also known as the Islamic Star, is an Islamic symbol. It is in the shape of an octagram, represented as two overlapping squares. It has been found on a number of emblems and flags.
▼广场顶视，top view © William Sutanto
The main purpose of this dividing system is to facilitate the garden-spatial recitation of the Quran, RAD+ar imagine the new community building and plaza as a ‘found place’ based around the notion of the loop, connectivity, and the permeability, a symbolic respite away from the busy streetscape that is united thru a sculpted landscape – architecture.
▼广场概览，overview of the plaza © William Sutanto
▼循环、连通、渗透的空间，space of loop, connectivity, and permeability © William Sutanto
An Idea of a hybrid form that merges the Tropical Contemporary architecture-landscape approach with the legacy of its heritage, the program that includes an open plan plaza, outdoor gallery space, hidden amphitheater, floating discussion pod and garden terrace, is scattered in a flexible, permeable and free-flow space to activate the connection between plaza and its adjacent development, that encourages trades of ideas, artistic discussion and community engagement.
▼鸟瞰室外廊道，aerial view of the outdoor rooms © William Sutanto
The central idea derives from the need to create a well-organized area of urban nature in a mutual ‘osmosis’ between public plaza and the development. The project envisions a micro architecture intervention in a dynamic new landscape, a permeable green buffer zone of passages in which osmotic relations can be developed from Pamulang University towards the new plaza.
▼廊道上的视角，view on the corridors © William Sutanto
RAD+ar marries the idea of an open highly interactive environment that connects holistically to its neighboring buildings and the privacy of many pockets of private tropical outdoor meeting / shaded area. Diagonal ramping pedestrian bridge as well as the integration of the proposed cycle parking facility are integrated seamlessly within.
▼主题广场区，thematic amphitheater © William Sutanto
▼广场与建筑的连接，connection between the rooms and the thematic amphitheater © William Sutanto
名为“Floating Sky Planter”的屋顶悬浮在半空，构成一片柔化的景观。在夜间，点亮的屋顶象征着在八个方向上传播知识，传递出伊斯兰文化的隐喻。“Floating Sky Planter”的设计诠释着帕木兰大学的精神，使建筑回归于所在的场地和社区。
Floating Sky Planter as the roof of discussion pods is well lit floating up from the sculpted softscape of greeneries during night time was seen as a metaphorical Islamic symbol of the knowledge that is beingspread across 8 directions. Incorporating these public interventions with the spirit of Pamulang University ensures a building which is tied to its location and community.
▼从讨论室下方穿行，walking through the outdoor rooms © William Sutanto
▼看向讨论室上方的漂浮屋顶，Floating Sky Planter as the roof of discussion pods © William Sutanto
RAD+ar was aiming to make another prototype that evoked public approaches in private developments and enhanced historical and cultural connections between parks, buildings, and cities.
▼夜间点亮的屋顶，lighting view of the roofs © William Sutanto
In addition, this roundup showcases conceptual interventions that tackle social distancing and the challenges of the pandemic, in order to allow people to move freely and safely across space.
▼夜景，night view © William Sutanto
▼模型，model © RAD+ar
▼场景分析，scenarios © RAD+ar
▼平面图，plan © RAD+ar
▼剖面图，sections © RAD+ar
Project Name: Octagram Plaza
Office Name: RAD+ar
Office Website: www.radarchitecture.net
Social Media Accounts: @radarchitects ; @antoniusrichard
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Firm Location: Jakarta & Bali, Indonesia
Completion Year: 2021
Gross Built Area (m2/ ft2): 3800 m2
Project Location: Pamulang, West Java, Indonesia
Program / Use / Building Function: Public Plaza
Lead Architects: Antonius Richard
Lead Architects e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credits: William Sutanto
Photographer’s Website: www.artipictures.com
Photographer’s e-mail: email@example.com