2015 : Design Criteria for Open Space at the Riverbank Area in Kampung Wonorejo Timur

Prof. Ir. Endang Titi Sunarti BD M.Arch., Ph.D


Kampung Wonorejo Timur as a settlement at the riverbank area is located in eastern Surabaya and close to Mangrove Conservation area. Currently, kampung Wonorejo Timur is facing two environmental issues. First, there is no planning at the riverbank area so that the floods could come up to the dweller’s house. Second, the vanishing of privat place as affected by lots of motorized vehicles which are passing by. The paper discusses design criteria of open space at the riverbank area to solve those environmental issues by applying character appraisal technique and SWOT analysis. Design criteria are divided into two aspects: physical and non-physical which are based on genereal criteria and result of analysis. Result of design criteria shows that all buildings should face to both side (the river and the street), and the transition space at the riverbank and street must accommodate inhabitant’s activity.