It all started when I was searching for relevant literature of Batavia architecture, and all of a sudden I stumble on the old airport Kemayoran.
Kemayoran Airport, also spelled Kemajoran Airport, was the principal airport for Jakarta, Indonesia, from 1940 until March 1985, when it was replaced by Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
Kemayoran Airport is the setting for the beginning of The Adventures of Tintin comic, Flight 714, by Hergé. Tintin and his friends, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and Snowy, transit there for refueling stop on the way to Sydney, Australia.
Apparently there's very little data about Kemajoran available on the web. and that there was mostly just a general illustration only.
Then, I was tempted to reconstruct a simple Kemajoran diorama in 1:400 scale.. The main target is to find the early overall layout of this airfield.
Kemajoran MasterPlan in 1947 :
Once the masterplan is converted to a scale of 1:400, it turns out the entire area of Kemajoran could reach 6.2m x 4.7m in real measurement due to its unique layout.
Finally, I have to select the area to be focused on.. and it's the yellow box section:
Then I redraw the masterplan layout, with schematic plans including materials to be applied:
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