Open Call for Construction Workshop Participants

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Open Call for Construction Workshop Participants

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About the Workshop

Supported by the Holcim Foundation, Next Generation Ambassadors Andi Subagio, Namjoo Kim and Stefan Novakovic are inviting architecture students to participate in a hands-on construction workshop exploring adaptive reuse in Indonesia.

Last updated: March 01, 2024 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

By Stefan Novakovic

Led by Next Generation Ambassadors Andi Subagio, Namjoo Kim, and Stefan Novakovic, the building workshop represents the culmination of the Clinic of Care: Indonesia project. Building on extensive historical research and adaptive reuse experience – including Subagio and Kim’s architectural practices in Indonesia and South Korea – the ongoing project has taken shape over the course of the last year. In August 2023, a three-day site workshop combined a series of site visits to adapted Joglo structures with an academic symposium. 

Organized in partnership with the architecture faculty at Universitas Pelita Harapan, the symposium brought together experts and academics from across Indonesia and around the world. Following the workshop, a Joglo structure was purchased – with support by the Holcim Foundation – and then meticulously cataloged, dismantled, and moved into storage. During the upcoming construction workshop, the wooden structure will be adapted and re-assembled, carefully combining new and existing elements while displaying sensitivity to the site and surrounding context.     

Students will be joined on-site by Subagio, Kim, and Novakovic, as well as a team of local builders and heritage experts. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students from around the world, and practice in a deeply collaborative process involving local community members and government representatives. The eight-day workshop is open to graduate students in architecture, as well as undergraduate students entering their final two years of study. The workshop is open to international applications, and will be structured to include participants from Indonesia, the ASEAN region (Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), as well as students from around the world.  


Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2024 (extended from February 29, 2024)

Eligibility: Graduate Students in Architecture school or undergraduate students in at least their third or fourth year of study. The workshop will be conducted in English and therefore English language proficiency is required. 

Workshop Dates: July 24-31, 2024 (subject to further changes)

Workshop Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Application Requirements:

  • Letter of motivation (A4, 1 page)
  • CV (A4, 1 page) 
  • Portfolio (less than 10 pages)

Selected participants will receive a mobility grant, with funds allocated according to distance traveled. Students within Indonesia will receive a USD 200 grant, while students within the ASEAN region will receive USD 400. Finally, international participants are eligible for a grant of USD 1,000.

We will notify all selected participants promptly.