Slums in Myanmar Transformed into Plot ABC Public Recreation Space

Syifa Aisha Arashi | Monday, 31 October 2022

A vacant lot of 4,000 square meters in the Yangon area has been converted into a public recreation space called Plot ABC. This restoration was initiated by the surrounding community due to the shabby condition of the land and the lack of open space in the neighborhood. For the process, the community entrusted the Myanmar-based architecture studio, Blue Temple.

Slums in Myanmar Transformed into ABC Plot Public Recreation Space(Plot ABC - Public recreational space for the people of Yangon city)

Blue Temple started construction with the vision of creating a useful and environmentally friendly public space. Thus, the Plot ABC is divided into several areas: Chin Lone Court (Traditional Burmese Ball Game), Zayat (Senior Resting Area), Green Park, and a multi-functional sports field that can be used for cultural events.

To provide maximum comfort, Blue Temple arranges the three areas at a distance that pays attention to ergonomic standards, so that people can enjoy the outdoors while relaxing in this public space without annoying design interventions.

Slums in Myanmar Transformed into ABC Plot Public Recreation Space(Sports area)

Slums in Myanmar Transformed into ABC Plot Public Recreation Space(Two semi-outdoor spaces complement public recreational spaces)

Blue Temple also complements this Plot ABC room with two circular rooms built using traditional bamboo scaffolding structures typical of Myanmar. This space is placed at the end of the field and is used to gather. Using bamboo materials for space construction is intended to prove its strength while campaigning that the carbon footprint of bamboo is low.

Slums in Myanmar Transformed into ABC Plot Public Recreation Space(Two semi-outdoor spaces built using bamboo)

Slums in Myanmar Transformed into ABC Plot Public Recreation Space(The roof is slightly open which allows it to peek at the sky)

Several trees, plants, ornamental shrubs, and flowers are planted in several areas of the Plot ABC to balance the ecosystem and facilitate coolness and oxygen production around these public spaces.

Slums in Myanmar Transformed into ABC Plot Public Recreation Space(The Plot ABC has become a comfortable, safe, and clean public space)

The structure, project programs, and governance of this entire public space landscape are designed to create maximum comfort. Now, the originally shabby land has turned into a clean, beneficial, and safe public space for the surrounding community.

Slums in Myanmar Transformed into ABC Plot Public Recreation Space (Site Plan of Plot ABC)

Project Information

Office Name :
Blue Temple
Project Location :
Myanmar
Completion year :
2021
Photographer Name :
Dyl Alexander
Design| Public Space|
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