UNS students win Paradesc championship through “Onthouden”

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Onthouden, a design by UNS students won first place in 2020 Paradesc. (Photo: Prive. Doc)

IO – Nathasya Lintang, Muhammad Hasby and Fahran Nicole, students of the Architecture Study Program, Faculty of Engineering, Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Solo, recorded brilliant achievements in the 2020 Parahyangan Design Competition (Paradesc) organized by Parahyangan Catholic University (Unpar), Bandung, Saturday (23/1/2021). Paradesc is a design competition for students from all over Indonesia that aims to restore the “life of the building” of cultural heritage which is the object of the competition.

“This design competition carries the theme ‘Adaptive Reuse’: students are invited to solve the problem of an abandoned cultural heritage building of Dian Cinema, Bandung, to restore it to life,” said Yosafat Winarto, assistant lecturer, as quoted by Uns.ac.id, Friday (29/1/2021).

This achievement is a matter of pride for them because the three of them managed to surpass 75 other participants who came from various universities. The finished design passes strict selection and assessment from juries competent in their field. They are Prof. Johanes Widodo, Ir. David Bambang Soedijono, Ir. Achmad Tardiyana, Dr. Harastoeti Dibyo, and Georgius Budi.

Yosafat revealed the design concept applied by Lintang, Hasby, and Nicole carried the theme of film development, which was manifested in the form of a Cinema Museum entitled “Onthouden”.

“Their design provides an experience of enjoying the history of film development through ‘distinctive’ screening studios. Onthouden also conveys visual and taste experiences through the studio design,” he explained.

The indoor design theme that adapts the concept of industrial rejuvenation is said to be an attempt to repair parts of the building using a replica of the original material to give it a fresh modern feel without changing too much of the old atmosphere of the building. Lintang, Hasby, and Nicole divided the building design into 13 parts, consisting of a screening studio, an open screen area, an audience stand, a five-foot tenant area, an exhibition area, a toilet, a warehouse, a management room, an archive room, the main cinema hall, a ticketing area, dining area, and system room.

The design that was inclusive, flexible, and kept open with developments succeeded in attracting the attention of the juries. One of the juries, Prof. Johanes Widodo, praised the “Onthouden” design. The design of “Onthouden” excels: it does not only answer existing problems but also maintains the mind, body, soul of the Dian Cinema heritage building.

Hasby, Lintang and Nicole hope that the final design of the competition can be an inspiration for the development of cultural heritage designs in Indonesia to be more precise and not to lose the preserved “building life”. “For us, a cultural heritage is not only an old unused building, but it also saves lives and stories that have bring it to life in the present day,” said Lintang. (est)