Located in Humbang Hasundutan, one of the best coffee-producing areas on Sumatera Island, Indonesia, which aims to develop the local potential and welfare of coffee farmers through education, agroforestry, and tourism.
Facts of humbang hasundutan coffee farmer:
Most coffee farmers never try their own coffee
Coffee farmers do not have a proper appreciation space
Most coffee farmers are only producers, not coffee quality testers
In this project, research and observation play an important role in responding to the cultural richness, social life, behavior and religion of the community which will later become feedback for design principles.
This Coffee School is not only a place to educate coffee farmers, but also a place where coffee farmers can explore their coffee, a place to respect themselves, a place they can be proud of, and a place for people to discover history, culture and story behind a cup of coffee
Education for coffee farmers
Improve the ability of coffee farmers to assess the quality of their coffee through the cupping process, so that they can curate their own coffee and have a basis for increasing their bargaining value
Culture as principles
Culture as a basis for design development, using the principles of local architecture to create new buildings, so that the design can be close to the community. Wood as a material that is cheap and easily available on site, the room is designed not too high to maintain the warm, and the application of low doors as a characteristic of local culture and architecture
Understanding the coffee process
As a coffee school, the master plan adopts the coffee process as a building and landscape layout, so people can understand and enjoy the coffee process from picking coffee beans to brewing.
Use local plants
In spatial planning and design, plants can be used as a barrier, guide, protector, shade, or also decoration. The use of local plants is one of the efforts to strengthen the character of the area, protect the presence of plants, and facilitate long-term maintenance.