Traditional town squares provide inspiration for Broadway Malyan's Jakarta towers
Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has unveiled designs for a major mixed-use tower development in central Jakarta, Indonesia. 7Point8 will launch in phases from mid-2014.
‘7Point8’ will feature two towers with the tallest standing 298m on Jakarta’s central business district skyline, providing a bold statement on the main artery running through Jakarta.
Broadway Malyan was appointed by a joint venture between land owners and leading Jakarta developers including Karya Cipta Group to deliver the concept and schematic design.
In response to the initial brief, the practice re-orientated the proposed development and included two towers connected by a podium structure. The towers are positioned at right angles to each other to match the client’s aspiration that the building should achieve an east-west perspective.
The design is inspired by the 'alun-alun' or town squares of Javanse cities, where social, economic and leisure activities take place and buildings feature a square or rectangular walled exterior and a courtyard open to the sky - resulting in the centralisation of the proposed public space within the middle of the site and creation of a significant internal courtyard garden.
7Point8 will combine office, retail, commercial, residential and public space within an integrated building style and contribute to the rejuvenation of Jakarta’s central business district, with the hub set to benefit from direct connections to the new Setiabudi Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station.
Ian Simpson, Director at Broadway Malyan, said: “This high-profile scheme is drawing on the diverse skills, expertise and experience of our global design experts, led by our Singapore-based team which is partnering closely with the client to deliver a world-class landmark development.”
In May it was announced that Jakarta tops the latest edition of consulting firm AT Kearney’s Emerging Cities Outlook (ECO) Index, which focuses on cities from low- to middle-income countries that will most likely progress within the next ten to 20 years.