In this five-week workshop, the author as main supervisor for eight students carried out each of five steps one
by one every week by involving and getting review from the other initiators of HUL Quick Scan and the stakeholders involved. As the final result, this proposal recommended Pekojan as a historic tourism destination with healthy and sustainable concept by integrating Pekojan narrative into daily life experience that can be felt by wider community and creating a strong identity for Pekojan. We proposed Jalan Pekojan Raya as a shopping street for tourists with car-free-based concept to promote Pekojan culinary and specialties. One of the heritage buildings located on this street, namely Langgar Tinggi Mosque, can be used as visitor center by using the space on its first floor area. This position of visitor center which is located between Jalan Pekojan Raya and Krukut Canal can be integrated with the concept of rejuvenating the river area as a new face for Pekojan to create public spaces as attraction for tourists. To support sustainable tourism, it is also proposed reforestation in areas along the canal and alleys in Pekojan to make them healthier, more beautiful and attractive. Responding to cleanliness issue of the canal, the waste management must be integrated by creating waste banks and recycle system. Another interesting thing is the effort to create historical atmoshphere by redesigning the empty walls of abandoned buildings in Pekojan with murals or paintings as memorial for local elders or historical heroes in Pekojan. In addition, improvement of local infrastructure such as sidewalkarrangement, placement of street furnitures, and parking management on narrow streets in Pekojan also needs to be considered to create a comfortable and enjoyable historical tourism experience.
This proposal generally proposes implementation of adaptive reuse to heritage buildings in Pekojan to serve
as visitor center for tourism activities, rejuvenating the river area as a clean and attractive space to encourage
public activities and increase popularity of Pekojan, reforestation along side of rivers and alleys in Pekojan,
tidying up the waste management system, improving regional infrastructure for tourism as well as equipping
the streets with informative signage and furnitures to make tourists’ experience more comfortable and enjoyable. This proposal can be applied throughout all Pekojan area. However, area in the southern Pekojan could be intended to be one of the main tourism spots in Pekojan by using Langgar Tinggi Mosque as visitor center, creating Jalan Pekojan Raya as shopping street to sell Pekojan’s specialties and culinary with car-freebased concept in a certain time, and revitalizing Krukut Canal as a new face and healthy public space in Pekojan