Pekong, the symbol identity of Chinese at Pekan Labuhan Medan Indonesia

M Siagian
2018 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
Urban architecture has always been combined by physical and non-physical components. The physical is formed by spatial pattern, space and history. The non physical is formed by social and cultural life of the community. The combination of that space would give the meaning as a place for the people that use it. Pekong has existed since 1890 in the area of Pekan Labuhan. The presence of two Pekongs in this area gives the symbol for distribution patterns of Chinese residential and community in
more » ... nd community in Pekan Labuhan district. Symbolizing the Pekongs is sourced from being able to shape and influence the components such as the market, shophouses, and houses. Beside that the Pekongs also identify of districts and social influence of the community. The component activities enliven Pekongs make spaces for Pekongs grow to become a magnificent buildings in the comunity settlement. The aim of this research is to examine and describe the Pekong that has became the identity and attraction to the area. By using the qualitative method this research found that the Pekongs are the important buildings in identifying of the district.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/309/1/012125 fatcat:p5dd35klbbgebkj3c7jcoters4