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Friday01 August 2014

MVRDV and Arup wait on Jakarta decision

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Pair plan 400m tower in Indonesian capital

Dutch practice MVRDV is waiting on a decision to see if it has been successful with its bid to build a 400m high tower in Jakarta.

MVRDV's 400m high tower in Jakarta.

MVRDV’s 400m high tower in Jakarta.

The firm, which hit the headlines last year after its plans for a building in South Korea drew comparisons with the twin towers exploding in the September 11 terrorist attacks, has linked up with engineer Arup for the work.

The site’s current collection of low rise and factory buildings was home to Indonesia’s national mint but is due to be torn down as part of a major revamp which will see a new metro station serve the development.

MVRDV’s plans include putting retail, offices, housing, a luxury hotel and a mosque all within the same tower.

The team is up against local rivals and state printing firm Peruri is due to make a decision on who has won by the start of next month.

Under MVRDV’s plan, the tower will include trees to provide shading for residents on the lower floors while the hotel will run from the 44th floor to the 86th. A restaurant and viewing platform is planned for the building’s very top floor, the 88th.

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  • zecks_marquise

    a structural engineer's dream!

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  • Just because it is possible to do something doesn't mean you should.

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  • seriously, that is one fugly looking thing.

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  • looks like a one finger gesture

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  • It's an exceptionally ugly building. No coherence whatsoever. It's sad that this building is even being considered to be built. i have followed MVRDV over the years and admire their work, however they seem to have difficulty with scale.

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  • direct copy of late 80's scheme by Will Alsop with Jean Nouvel
    (developed after a few pints I remember...)

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