Jogja Planning Gallery is a building designed as a miniature to showcase the journey of Yogyakarta’s city planning and is designed based on the philosophical meaning of Natas Nitis Netes. The meaning of Natas Nitis Netes is to fill a phase between the past and the future, provide a vision of future regional design, as well as a bridge to connect the future, past, and present while still upholding noble values (andhap asor). In addition to the design planning that is full of philosophical meaning, the site location provided for the Jogja Planning Gallery is also located on the philosophical axis of an imaginary line from Panggung Krapyak, Kraton, to Tugu Pal Putih which stretches north to Mount Merapi and south to the south coast from Panggung Krapyak, Kraton, to Tugu Pal Putih which stretches north to Mount Merapi and south to the south coast.
Jogja Planning Gallery is a challenge from IAI DIY in collaboration with the Yogyakarta City Government for architects to show their best ideas. This challenge is in the form of an open competition for all architects who are IAI members with SKA who want to channel their best designs for planning buildings that are intended as landmarks and galleries for the journey of Yogyakarta City planning. This design concept is the answer from the Shirvano team to the challenge of the Jogja Planning Gallery competition. Furthermore, this competition is a valuable opportunity for Shirvaninan to participate and contribute and work for the City of Yogyakarta.
The concept of the Jogja Planning Gallery departs from the functional building which is intended as a showcase for the spatial journey of the city of Yogyakarta, by adapting the dynamics of the city which is considered to be able to describe the control exercised by the city to be able to develop with the times but still be rooted in its spirit. Not forget to mention, the element of locality is also applied to the division of space zoning and the shape of the roof that adapts to the architecture of a Javanese house. The selection of a typical Javanese house roof shape helps natural circulation and lighting into the building, as well as a mitigation measure in the event of a volcanic eruption, the ash from the impact of the eruption can immediately go down and not burden the roof. Just like the shape of the roof, the element of locality is again shown in the zoning division which adapts to the spatial division of Javanese houses, namely pendapa, pringgitan, and dalem. The division of zones and spaces is categorized based on the designation of public, private, and service areas. The zones and spaces are then connected to each other by a straight main circulation in the center of the building.
Not only full of philosophical concepts and principles, but the resulting design is also able to adapt to the environment and overcome the effects of urban heat. The application of locality, landscaping, and vegetation elements in buildings and the environment of the Jogja Planning Gallery is the most prominent and well-executed mitigation measure against urban heat. In addition to functioning to include air circulation and natural light, the steps on the roof of the building are put to good use to provide a green roof that can make the building cooler and indirectly reduce energy consumption. Landscaping which is usually only used as a supporting element, in the planning of the Jogja Planning Gallery, its existence is very much considered and connected with the main philosophical principle, namely Natas Nitis Netes. Natas or upstream, illustrated by landscaping by presenting elements of green (vegetation) and blue (water) to signify a good start and create a natural and peaceful impression. Netes or downstream is the endpoint which is not only marked by vegetation, there is also a seating area and leveling step in the garden for gathering or meeting spaces. The presence of interactive green and blue elements in landscaping has many functions. As absorption, healing space and of course as a shade element that can reduce squealing from urban heat.