Multi-functional Urban Design

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Pergola ini terletak di pedestrian plaza yang terhubung dengan pintu utama menuju JR Kurosaki Station dan gedung COM CITY yang di dalamnya ada kantor kecamatan dan berbagai pelayanan publik untuk warga di Kitakyushu. Fungsi pergola ini selain melindungi para pedestrian dari terik sinar matahari dan air hujan, sekarang bertambah lagi menjadi elemen daya tarik (atractivity) dari suatu ruang terbuka publik (public open space).

The Pergola is located in a pedestrian plaza connected to the main entrance to JR Kurosaki Station and the COMCITY building in which there are sub-district offices and public services for residents in Kitakyushu. This pergola function, in addition to protecting pedestrians from the sun and rain, is now increasingly becoming the atractivity element of a public open space.

Hiasan lampu dengan berbagai macam variasi memang menjadi salah satu tradisi di awal musim dingin di Jepang. Jika di tempat lain hiasan lampunya didesain futuristik dengan konsep Illumination, maka di pergola ini gaya tradisional yang dipilih. Puluhan lampion berjejer dan berpendar syahdu. Menghangatkan malam yang bersuhu belasan derajat ini. Terdengar alunan irama nan harmonis dari alat musik yang dimainkan sang pemusik jalanan.

Lamp decoration with a variety of variations is one of the traditions in early winter in Japan. If elsewhere the decoration of the lamp is designed futuristic with the concept of Illumination, then in this pergola the traditional style is selected. Dozens of lanterns lined up and shimmered. Warm the tens of nights. There was a rhythmic harmonic rhythm of the musical instrument played by the street musician.

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Satu fungsi lain yang tak kalah maknanya. Jika diperhatikan di bagian atas pergola tersebut, kita bisa melihat pola kotak-kotak pada penutup atapnya. Pola kotak-kotak itu bukan sekedar ornamen seni. Tiap kotak adalah panel-panel photovoltaic yang menangkap energi panas matahari dan mengubahnya menjadi energi listrik. Ya, seluruh bagian atap pergola itu adalah lembaran panel surya. Di satu sudut, ada papan elektronik yang memperlihatkan jumlah kwh daya listrik yang dihasilkan. Sayang tidak sempat terfoto.

Another function that is not less meaningful. If you look at the top of the pergola, we can see the plaid pattern on the roof cover. The checkered pattern is not just an art ornament. Each box is a photo-voltaic panel that captures solar thermal energy and converts it into electrical energy. Yes, the entire pergola roof is a sheet of solar panels. In one corner, there is an electronic board that shows the amount of power generated KWH. Unfortunately did not get photographed.

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Ini adalah contoh sederhana perencanaan ruang terbuka publik yang terkoneksi dengan fasilitas umum melalui jalur pedestrian dan transportasi umum serta menghadirkan daya tarik yang selain atraktif secara visual juga fungsional sejalan dengan visi kota sebagai world environmental capital city.

This is a simple example of public open space planning connected to public facilities through pedestrian and public transport channels and presenting attractiveness that is visually appealing and functional in line with the city’s vision as a world environmental capital city.

Good urban design, good public space, good tourism attraction, and good benefit for the environment.

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