The Badung Regent Anak Agung Gde Agung has a commitment to protect and preserve the culture, chiefly the Balinese traditional architecture through a strategic policy that decisively regulates and even executes a number of hotel buildings that does not apply Balinese architecture. Besides, his party always preserves the buildings like the existence of Taman Ayun Temple whose arrangement complies with the rules of conservation by conducting restoration and development of the Badung Civic Center adapting the total conception of Balinese traditional architecture known as Tri Angga and the Tri Mandala. These can serve as adequate reasons for the National Seminar Committee of the Indonesian Institute of Architects to name the Regent of Badung one of the key speakers at the seminar held at Werdhapura Hotel Sanur, Saturday (Sep 21).
At the beginning of his presentation, Regent Gde Agung said the existence of building applying the Balinese architecture was one of the implementations in maintaining the values of Tri Hita Karana. Thus, it would also give very significant contribution to Bali and Badung County denoting a major tourist destination in Bali.
Further, Gde Agung said by realizing the importance of such Balinese traditional architecture for sustainable tourism, so that in reviewing the submission of building permit in Badung County his party had established a Building Expert Team (TABG) whose task was to ensure the use of Balinese traditional architecture.
“The awareness to apply the Balinese architecture is important and must be supported by all parties in then effort to preserve the culture and maintain the taksu (divine vibration) of the region becoming the source of strength of Bali and Badung tourism. The building in Balinese architecture can be established anywhere, but its taksu will not be the same as in Bali. This happens because the aspects of Tri Hita Karana in Bali merge with the existence of buildings adapting the Tri Angga and Tri Mandala concept. Thus, the element of parhyangan (spiritual), pawongan (social) and palemahan (environment) can be realized and create harmony as well as radiate its divine vibration,” affirmed Gde Agung.
Regent Gde Agung in the national seminar opened in person by the Rector of the Dwijendra University, Ketut Wirawan, attended by Chairman of the Dwijendra Foundation, IB Wiyana, and the officials from the Badung and Denpasar government, also revealed the sublime construction of Balinese traditional architecture inherited by Balinese ancestors with Hinduism-inspired style that could compete well and wisely in the global technology and contemporary era had been realized in the development of the Badung government.
He affirmed the concept of Tri Hita Karana being inherent in the physical and non-physical development of the public life in the Badung and Balinese community remained sustainable. At the moment, the development of Balinese traditional architecture was assessed to have been able to promote the creative economy inspired by the life of tourism community in Bali and Badung. This should be maintained together so the Balinese traditional architecture remained to survive in the heart of future generations. Nevertheless, he admitted that not all parties seemed to have recognized it. To that end, it was required the awareness and support from all components of the community, government and business community including the universities. (BTN/015)