Kampung Kebalen Improvement
Surabaya, Indonesia
Aga Khan Award Winner
Recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986.

In the urban areas of Indonesia, most of the low-income population lives in kampungs. Almost one-quarter of the city area of Surabaya, an industrial metropolis with a population of about 2.5 million, is covered by them. Kampung Kebalen has an average density of 800 people per hectare living in densely packed single-storey wooden houses within networks of narrow alleys. The average monthly household income is US$ 35 to US$ 65. Potable water, electricity and sanitation were lacking. Flooding occurred during the rainy season. The city upgraded Kampung Kebalan by adding footpaths, drainage, water and sanitation, efficiently constructed within a six-month period. The improvements cost US$ 400'000. All funds were from the government of Surabaya with a loan from the World Bank.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Surabaya, Indonesia
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Completed 1981
320,000 m²
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Improvement of Kampung Kebalen
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urban design and development