Appointment adds further towers to CIBIS role / by Broadway Malyan Admin

Broadway Malyan has been appointed to design eight towers as part of a business park in Jakarta.

CIBIS Business Park is a 12 hectare development which comprises a number of tall buildings clustered around a serviced apartments, conference, leisure and retail uses.

The firm developed the original masterplan and the design for Tower 9, but has since been appointed by client Bhumyamca Sekawan to deliver Tower’s 1-8. Tower 7 will primarily be residential and retail while the others all add additional office space.

Ed Baker, Director at Broadway Malyan, said: “This was the first project we won in Indonesia back in 2011 and is a significant and prestigious development in the country.

“The aim is to create a business village that reflects both Indonesian culture and international characteristics, and brings people together through the inclusion of shared open spaces and a variety of uses.

“The additional appointments for the other towers will help us to ensure continuity and integrity of the design approach and add further high quality office space to the area.”

The wider masterplan is based around a central square which is designed to represent the heart of civic activity as inspired by the Javenese planning concept ‘alun alun’. The square comprises nearly 1.5 hectares of open space and features a Banyan tree; a symbol of power and success in Javanese culture, and a water feature which will include aquatic plants and help to cool the area.

Broadway Malyan provided architecture, landscaping and branding support for Tower 9, which is due to complete this summer.

Tower 9 comprises 54,800 sqm of office and ground level retail space. It has the largest Grade A office floor plates in Jakarta at 4,000 sqm.

Parking is underground so that the street level remains pedestrian friendly and a number of steps have been taken to ensure that the development is sustainable, in response to the government’s wider green agenda.

This includes the inclusion of green roofs, which reduce storm water run-off and ambient temperatures, and rainwater management systems to collect, store and purify water for other uses.

The project has received LEED Platinum Pre-certification.