Fish Auction Marketplace
Jakarta, Indonesia

After fish landing and auction activities moved elsewhere in 1977, the heritage building that formerly housed them was subject to mostly informal uses and its structure deteriorated and partially collapsed. Built in 1631 by Dutch architects on the delta at the entrance of what was then the Dutch East Indies’ capital, it stands near other heritage buildings. Its form had changed through three generations, the last dating from about 1945. Asked to reinstate its original construction and explore adaptive reuse options, the architects proposed it becoming an educational and commercial space to support Jakarta’s tourism destinations. The same materials as the original were used wherever possible. New wood followed the original species choice: ironwood and dammar laut. The space is divided into commercial, education, and building conservation zones. The architects collaborated in designing the displays. Following archaeological excavation, the floor levelling decision considered both the historical level and flood data. 

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Jakarta, Indonesia
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Completed 2019
1'917 m²
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