CHARACTERISTICS OF STREET SPACE IN BANJARMASIN CITY - Case Study: Street Corridor Of Jalan Veteran And Jalan Belitung

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Irwan Yudha Hadinata
JC. Heldiansyah


The street space is one of the typology of urban public spaces. The various functions of street spaces are among others, as a mode of transportation space, as a shared space for citizens, and similarly as an architectural expression of spaces that contains the collective memory of its citizens. This research is focusing on to the uniqueness of the network of streets and canals made up of street spaces in the city of Banjarmasin. The combination of streets and canals was further explored in order to get the spatial characteristics of the respective case. The purpose of this research is to determine how and why the street spaces in the city of Banjarmasin was changed and what components that influenced the characteristics of the space. This research uses an empirical paradigm with the case study method. The urban units of selected cases in this research are the corridors of Jalan Veteran and Jalan Belitung. The analytical method used is the typology of street spaces within either the two or three dimensions. Simplification and categorization patterns have been done to explore each of the main characteristics of the street spaces. Results of the analysis reveals the formal and informal characters of each street space that can influence the growth rate of the buildings, the changing face of the regions, and the changeover between the old buildings with that of the new ones. Dual canals are known as formal characteristic and single canal is known as informal characteristic. The conclusion from this research confirms that the canal elements at street spaces provide big influence to change the street spaces' characteristics.

Keywords: characteristic, street space, space transformation, canal 



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