Design Team: Andy Rahman Architect, ST, IAIAbdi Manaf R., STYuli Astuti P., STRicko Pradiantoro, STLivie Sukma Taristania, STBayu Harto Utomo, ST
The Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud is a mud volcano in the sub district of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia that has been ongoing since May 2006. The first effort of government is will continue to cap the hole with the big linked concrete ball and constructing the dam surround the affected areas, while resettlement efforts of evacuees must be started immediately. But It was need lot of funds. Then considering the onset of the rainy season, the hot sludge and water must be dumped into the sea, to be done by piping off the water through the Porong river, even it means without first having been processed it through necessary treatment and would worsen the Porong River ecosystem damage.Motivated by that disaster, which impacted more than 800 Ha areal (13 settlement and villages) has been submerged by mud that flowed out about 126,000 cubic meters for each day. This research center devoted to examining the content of mud in order to be used again as agricultural land, its influence on water content, and for geological research. Focused on land use, human, and nature, this project has a concept to reuse of existing mud as building materials (Ir. Lily Pudjiastutik, MT, Institute Technology of Sepuluh November, Surabaya, mentioned that in the solids form, the mud of Sidoarjo is non-toxic relatively). And the main purpose is growing back hope and trust of the peoples around Sidoarjo mud as victims.
With the theme Rising Up: human contemplation in contemplation, is shown through the concept of 5P, that are progress (quantum change and transferability), planets (ethical standards and social equity), people (ecological quality and energy conservation), proficiency (economic performance and compatibility), and prosperity (contextual and aesthetic impact). All of that contained in the concept of sustainable materials.
This research center is devoted to examine the content of the sludge so that Sidoarjo sludge affected areas can be reused as agricultural land and its influence to water content, geological research and the reuse of existing sludge as building materials (a previous study by Ir. Lily Pudjiastutik, MT. mentioned that Sidoarjo sludge in solid form is relatively non-toxic). And the main goal is to re-emerge hope and trust of the victims community around Sidoarjo sludge disaster.
The use of new building materials
The use of materials which are applied directly to research center building, either bricks, paving blocks, concrete mixture (geo polymer) which is derived from sewage of Sidoarjo sludge which its manufature is not much different from conventional building materials. The Manufacture of building materials from the Sidoarjo sludge does not require the combustion process so it’s able to reduce costs and reduce the dependence on other natural resources, in this case is wood.
This research center has workshop which involves the society directly in the mnufacturing of building materials which its basic materials come from Sidoarjo sludge, so there will be a knowledge transfer to the society about the utilization of waste sludge and later the society can produce it en masse and independently so as to boost the economy of society surrounding. In addition, the presence of this research centers and public facilities are expected to be an urban generator for both economic and spatial terms.
With the presence of this Sidoarjo sludge research center, sludge that is now regarded as wastes will be used as alternative building materials which reduce the negative impact to environment.
The utilization of new resources which come from surrounding as either new building materials or alternative energy sources can reduce the construction and operational cost of this research center.
The presence of research center which uses sources that come from surrounding (local area), in this case Sidoarjo sludge as building materials and alternative energy sources as operational support are expected to contribute to society and the environment in the form of insights about materials and new energy sources and also ecosystem recovery.Design approach will be focused on sustainable materials issues which includes some of the concepts above which are interrelated.
BPLS RESEARCH LAB
BPLS RESEARCH WORKSHOP
VOLCANO MUD MUSEUM