the tower to give visitor some relaxation music and at the same time will advertise the market inside this building.During the floods this tower will act as radio tower to communicate to the outsiders and also give some information to peoples.
+The idea of proposing Culinary Community Centre because in future (during flood), food seem to be the main thing lack from supply and can cause fatal due to starvation.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY BUILDING
+The approach of become an eco-friendly building by using rainwater harvesting supply during flood and able to generate power for electricity during flood.
Diagram of rainwater harvesting and power generation process
“YOU BUY, WE COOK”
+Located in the heart town, the approach of the design provides a unique experience.
+The wet market on the ground piazza gives a sense of freedom for the customers to purchase raw food ingredients. Then, they can offer them to the students of the school as an assignment in order to try their knowledge and improvise their skills by cooking with a random menu.
+With the theme of ‘You Buy, We Cook’, the design not just another restaurant, but a vibrant social hub fused with a possibility to transform a regular visit to an adventure.
+The ground piazza also allows the neighborhood to interact and gather. This idea can be of a mutual system not only for the users/customers of the building itself, but for all the elements around the surrounding area in particular.
CONVERTIBLE SPACE CONCEPT
+To create a pocket space building, the building is able to convert during flood.
The folding rub shower are installed in all toilets
Foldable sleeping bunk beds installed all along the walls
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)
by John Chua Yee Tak –
MERCY is a combination development of public market & office. The design has to able to fit into a spatial context, which located in between town and river front.This is the context which the design must prove itself with an understanding of the urban context of the surrounding of Kota Tinggi.
The design aim to create a connectivity linking the commercial area of the town with the river front, hence a humble profile ( low level building ) is designed to honour the river front. Extension of the green from the river front to the design to creates a continuity of the site context into the design itself.
The Rooftop becoming a urban park where public can freely access, eventually destroy the boundary between the building and the public which allow the public to evacuate during floor without second thought. Events, activities and fairs can be carried out on the rooftop urban park acting as an attraction point for the Kota Tinggi residents to approach to the River front and the existing market.
During Flood, the design will act as an urban island where people can access to the rooftop urban park as temporary evacuation area for the urban users. The slopes of the urban park is act as massive boat parking for the rescue team.
• Building proposed were function more to youth activities. Youth were chosen it is because according to the observation and questionnaire, only housewife and old people will visit the site in the morning to shop for fresh food.
• Building proposes were being attracted for youth came to the site.Besides it will possibility to improve social condition of Kota Tinggi community.
• By surrounded with facilities at the site like terminal bus and terminal taxi, it will be easy the user come to the building.
• This youth activities center also will transform to flood relief center when flood time were it is the main of this project design.
• The building will create the multifunction space that can transform to others space while flood.
Common solution for flood refugees in Malaysia is to place them in a large hall where all daily routine to be continued, publicly. This gives less privacy and rather uncomfortable ambiance to almost everyone. Hence, this provoked the idea of placing the flood victims temporarily (existing or transferred) into 2 type of pods (HexaPod) without jeopardizing their security and privacy.
The main idea of the Pod is to temporarily contain the flood victims for shelters in case the duration of flood is expected to be longer than a week. There are 2 type of HexaPod installed in this design. First HexaPod is focusing on groups of single male and female, segregated by gender. Second Hexapod (with bigger square area) place a maximum of 2 families of 5.
Besides acting as a relief centre, for swift distribution of task force, command centre for flood hazard is installed in the second floor of the front tower. The head is JPS which places the office of JPS in times of no flood as well.
Considering the event of flood is common during end of the year, thus, a second typology has to be introduced. Hence, the community mall.
Community Mall is chosen to be the second typology as the surrounding context of Jalan Niaga in Kota Tinggi are majority shop lots. Also, the existing character of the site used to be a commercial building. Therefore, the idea of transformation of spaces is introduced whereby, a group of number of shops will be turned into flood mitigation centre either for emergency or relief. Implementation of technology also plays important crucial in manoeuvring the whole system of the building. Hence, the use of Aqua Fence Flood Gate and Industrial Linear Actuator in this building to help better facilitation.