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Putting Trowulan into perspective

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 7 2010   /  11:07 am

Winning concept: The promised Trowulan open museum will allow a bird’s-eye perspective through which one can marvel at the scale and ingenuity of the ancient Majapahit. Courtesy of Han Awal and PartnersRaffles dubbed it the pride of Java, archeologists call it the nation’s historical identity, yet the authorities often only see it as a mere tourism commodity. Now, after heated controversy over the construction of the Majapahit Information Center in the country’s largest archaeological site, Trowulan, one architect is offering a more careful solution.Think outside the box. This will not be a four-walled museum where glass-boxed artifacts are the only things visitors will see.The promised Trowulan open museum will allow a bird’s-eye perspective through which one can marvel at the scale and ingenuity of the ancient Majapahit city.A recent architectural design competition chose the...