UB Students Create Mall Design According to COVID-19 Health Protocols

Students of the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Brawijaya (FT UB), Renaldi Susilo, Richard Putra Sunaryo, Bunga Pasadena Ineru, Aigan Mubiena Fanda, and Muhammad Hafizh Ramadhan conducted research on the layout and facilities of a modern shopping center that adapts to new habits. This study aims to produce a spatial model and modern shopping center facilities that are in accordance with the COVID-19 health protocol.

The research focuses on spatial planning and the facilities studied, including the addition of circulation lanes at retail, arrangement of goods shelves and tables that pay attention to physical distancing, partitions at the cashier, hand sanitizer facilities, washing hands, checking body temperature, elevators, trash cans with an automatic system/sensor, as well as a monitoring post as well as a COVID-19 check/test for certain cases.

The spatial model and modern shopping center facilities that adapt the new habits of the Covid-19 pandemic, which are presented in 2 and 3 dimensions, are expected to clarify health protocol guidelines for buildings according to the functions of modern shopping centers in Indonesia.

“It is hoped that with the spatial model that we have created, modern shopping centers can operate optimally even during the pandemic,” said the team representative, Renaldi Susilo. (RND/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).