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Renderings have been released of the latest scheme in Jakarta by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM): the Pertamina Energy Tower and associated energy campus. The project was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony this week as construction work began on the consolidated headquarters for state-owned energy company Pertamina. Construction is due to complete in 2020.
Anchoring the project will be a 500m-high office tower for 20,000 employees which SOM describe as ‘the world’s first supertall tower for which energy is the primary design driver’. The 99-storey structure is located at the centre of the campus, its slim silhouette tapering as it rises to a ‘wind funnel’ at the top which will harness the prevailing winds to generate energy for use within the offices.
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