The diversity of religions in Indonesia is both a gift and a challenge to the people. A gift in a way that it teaches us to accept and respect each other, in the same time a challenge to keep the harmony indefinitely. Titik Garis Bidang took this thought, harmony between religions, as the theme for the IKN design competition in the Worship Complex category.
The Basic Concept
The design concept is greatly inspired by the relationships between all the religions. The name ‘AkuRukun’ derived from ‘akur’ and ‘rukun’ in Indonesian language, which basically mean getting along peacefully.
The link between human and God places the main religious service function on the highest point of the land. The connection between human and the universe is realised with having as much natural element as possible in the building design, like the light and the forest view, and using environmentally friendly technology. While the interrelation between human individuals is manifested with the pedestrian paths that connect all of the worship buildings.
You may wonder, why there is no mosque in the design. We asked too, and the answer is that there was no mosque in the competition brief. It is perhaps because the mosque is already included in another category.
Sustainability Aspect of the Worship Complex Design
Sustainable materials are used to preserve the ecosystem and the natural resources, with a consideration of durability and production. Hence, the use of local woods, stones and soil are prioritised.
All buildings are designed with cross ventilations to let the air circulate well. Each main building gets natural lighting, while traditional Kalimantan motif is used on the double screen for some of the facades. Meanwhile, the lake and ponds help to cool down the temperature.