Bala Tamparang

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Balla’ Tamparang

LocationKokodingareng Keke Island, Makassar
Completion Date2018 (Competition Entry)
Design TeamP. Marvin
Dicky Tanumihardja
Marcella Ismanto


The architectural design concept of Kodingareng Keke island is inspired by two main forms. The first inspiration is ‘Passapu’, the typical head tie of Makassar (Generally used as an attribute for nobles and knights). ‘Passapu’ symbolized the dignity of the Makassar people. This form also shows the pride of Kodingareng Keke as a part of Makassar. Second, in the form of waves in the ocean, Kodingareng Keke comes with its identity as a coastal area. This form is also a response to the tropical context of the Indonesia archipelago.