Italian architects Mercurio Design Lab and Jakarta-based PT Anggara Architeam collaborate on Indonesia-1, a twin-tower commercial building complex that aims to be the tallest twin tower in Indonesia after its completion.
Each tower is about 300 meters high and crowned with a cube on the top.
The project has been awarded a 2021 International Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The first tower or northern cube is wrapped in a mesh screen and includes the residential component of the building- nine-story serviced apartments, a reception lobby, and on top, is a penthouse with a helipad.
The second one, the southern cube, features a giant steel ball that houses a VIP member’s club with F&B, lounging, and meeting facilities.
The latter aspires to be a beacon of the city and a fundamental waypoint for the Jakarta city map.
The towers, which are connected by a sky-bridge on level 18, embrace a detailed sustainable agenda that includes a number of environmental impact categories: energy and water efficiency, environmental protection, and indoor environmental quality.
The structure is committed to achieving a Platinum Award, the highest rating based on Singapore’s BCA Green Mark framework.
The plan starts at ground level when regulations require a minimum of 25% green space at the ground, but with an allowance of up to 40%.
Extensive plantings are provided, along with a water feature, which also acts as part of a grand arrival sequence.
Also helping to achieve the green plot ratio are the garden roof terraces in the podium, sky-bridge, and cubes areas.
Although the irregularity of the site has placed constraints on the placing of the towers, they have nonetheless been angled to minimize heat gain.
Low-E glazing has been used on the facade while the copper tinting and LED light strip further mitigate heat gain.
Water conservation measures include water harvesting and water-efficient fixtures, along with greywater treatment and stormwater management.
Uncompromising its utility and economic viability, the complex becomes an elegant sculptural statement with its form and material, detailing an endless source of fascination.
Project: Indonesia- 1
Architects: Mercurio Design Lab slr.
Associate Architects: PT Anggara Architeam
Client: China Sonangol Group
General Contractor: China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd & PT Acset Indonusa
Photographers: Mercurio Design Lab