Application of physical attributes in underground space of MRT station in Jakarta

Irma Novalia, Herdis Herdiansyah

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Physical attributes were taken into account when the underground space was built by considering the environmental aspect. Some Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations in Jakarta, Indonesia were in underground space with four main areas: transition area, corridor, main hall, and platform. By using a parameter review of architectural aspects in each of area, this study presented that environment-friendly conditions can be created by applying suitable physical attributes. Some aspects have gained from previous research and compared to the design of MRT Station. The result concluded that physical attributes hold important contributions in underground space design. Interconnection design with the aboveground in transition area will maintain humans' perception when they enter a new underground environment. An artificial window can be simulated by implicating natural wall paintings or photographs. Color, covering system, and additional plants may create positive ambient to overcome negative feelings about a lack of ventilation and access way. some factors have explained previous research relevant to apply in current design which would benefit the future architecture of underground space.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012027
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2020
Event3rd Nommensen International Conference on Technology and Engineering 2019, NICTE 2019 - Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Jul 201926 Jul 2019


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