Full of Cultural Messages, Design of Roof for the Papua Youth Creative Hub Inspired by Local Traditional Houses

goodmorningpapua.com – The construction of the Papua Youth Creative Hub is still ongoing. The progress of the work has reached 65.12 percent in early August. The building, built by the Directorate General of Human Settlements, Ministry of PUPR, serves as a space for creativity for Papuan youth in the fields of science, arts and culture, and sports. Uniquely, the design of the Papua Youth Creative Hub adopts the traditional house of the local community.

For example, in the design of the roof of the building. As reported by the official Instagram account of the Papua Regional Settlement Infrastructure Center (BPPW), the Directorate General of Human Settlements, Ministry of PUPR. In the upload, it states that the roof design of the Papua Youth Creative Hub adapts the traditional houses of the people of the cities of Jayapura and Wamena. Namely the roof of Honai and Kariwari.

Honai Roof

The Honai roof design is in the form of a semicircle. Honai is the home of the mountainous tribes of central Papua. It is like the Dani tribe in the Baliem-Wamena valley. Lami tribe, Yali in the mountains of Toli, and other tribes. The average temperature in the area is 19 degrees Celsius with an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level.

The Honai house has a function, among others, as a place to live where to store weapons of war, a place to educate and advise boys so that they can become useful people in the future.

Then a place to plan or arrange a war strategy in order to be successful in battle or war, and a place to store tools or symbols from the Dani customs that have been occupied for a long time.

Kariwari Roof

Design of Kariwari roof is conical. He comes from a traditional house in Enggros-Tobati Village who lives around Youtefa Bay. This building is traditionally or culturally used specifically as a place of worship and initiation ceremonies.

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