IAWS 2017 (Indonesian Architects Week Seoul 2017) is an exhibition of works of Indonesian Architects held in conjunction with UIA Congress 2017 Seoul. Titled "Architecture and the City" and curated by Danny Wicaksono and Agatha Defry, it is aimed at showcasing a snapshot of current thinking in Architecture in Indonesia. The exhibition was later brought to Bandung in October and to Malang in December 2017.
Bandung Geological Museum is a prominent geological institution in Bandung, Indonesia. Founded in 1928, it manages the most important and complete collection of geological artifacts of Indonesia. The building is a protected class A heritage building while the museum is one of the most visited places in Bandung by tourists and residents alike.
With a building that has not grown significantly since its founding, the museum is now struggling to accommodate visitors at peak time, which could reach 600 people per hour or 2000 per day. Constrained by the heritage building and limited site, the museum is exploring the possibility of expanding its displays outdoor and underground; and connect to two public parks nearby.
The design aims at doubling the capacity of the museum by turning the museum's front yard into an outdoor and underground geological museum that are shaped to resemble geological forms. More than just increasing its capacity, this outdoor museum allows visitors to experience geology in outdoor and underground spaces that are more immersive and unique. The network of underground tunnels provide the much-needed connection to two public parks that will provide additional holding spaces and improve the museum’s connection to the city.