Flood is the most common form of environment disaster in Malaysia. However, the common places that involves with relief centre are schools and multi-purpose hall. The brief calls for a proper physical centres in dealing with many aspects of flood mitigation and relief work.
The intention is to design a new typology for CFRM, which for my case, the CFRM is convertible from a community mall. The building design will also consider social and environmental as well as the emergency relief issue.
The site is located at Jalan Niaga, Kota Tinggi, Johor. Surrounded with dense commercial activities this site possess strong site force as it is within flood risk area but not the first in line to be hit, thus, allowing more challenges in architectural strategies and opportunity in technologies implementation. Furthermore, existance of an unoccupied building site makes it more interesting as there are opportunities in preserving the original building typology or a choice of demolishing.
In the vicinity of the proposed site, most of it is a commercial area surrounded by building shops. In addition, there are public facilities like bus terminal, taxi terminal, mini UTC. tourist information centre and recreational park near the proposed site. In fact, there are jetties for water transportation to go to Kota Tinggi Firefly Park.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGN
The existing building is rather dull building block that merely follow the trend of rapid concrete building development in the earlier years without much apprciation towards the local climate. The design intention is try to revive the economy condition by promoting a very new refreshing design scheme for the community. Re-promote retails. Instead of throwing away the whole ideas of the existing building, I tried to re-introduce the retails in some other approaches.
The structure of the building still sound. The rc structure is maintained portion-ly to serve the new building.
Ground Floor Plan , normal day (left) , flood period (right)
1st Floor Plan , normal day (left) , flood period (right)
2nd Floor Plan , normal day (left) , flood period (right)