Lyvia Anabelle Simano

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Sea level rises globally, however, Jakarta faces accelerated sinking due to land subsidence from groundwater extraction. As existing seawalls prove ineffective in the long run, the project aims to enhance Jakarta’s resilience against rising water levels through ‘natural’ coastal protection methods. Adapting ‘dike-rings’ for an archipelago strategy at a macro scale, the project zooms into ‘Muara Angke’, a fishing village in North Jakarta.

The project provides a framework for people and nature to sustain themselves despite climate change, complementing top-down approaches of coastal protection with ‘Appropriable Infrastructures’ that can be appropriated according to their needs and capability through time.