Jakarta is one of the fastest sinking cities in the world. It has been predicted that if this issue left unchecked, the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050. The Greater Jakarta area has sunk by 4 meters in the last 30 years. Penjaringan, one of the city’s sub-district and where several important harbours are located, is experiencing the highest rate of land subsidence in the last 10 years alone. Surrounded by water from below and the edges, residents of Penjaringan experience seasonal floods every year that leads to the destruction of their property. Fisherman community are especially threatened by this issue, but find it hard to relocate as the area is their source of livelihood and due to steep land price. 

Hence, this project aims to redevelop Penjaringan coastal community by redefining the relationship between water and the people. With two scenario proposal, the project explores the potential of both present condition and future projection so that the community can survive and will be able to adapt.