MVRDV Proposes Towering Green Micro-City For Jakarta
November 19, 2012
With over 10 million inhabitants, Jakarta is the 13th most-populous city in the world. While this sprawling metropolis has its charms, residents must deal with clogged streets, crowded neighborhoods, and steamy weather. A new 400-meter (1312-foot) tower, Peruri 88, designed by MVRDV, promises to deliver relief, combining high density with green roofs. Read more!
MVRDV is known for its ability to understand the peculiarities of a locale and create architecture that aesthetically responds to its milieu. The architects describe Peruri 88 as a vertical city, complete with retail space, offices, housing, a luxury hotel, four levels of parking, a wedding house, a mosque, IMAX theaters, and an outdoor amphitheater.
According to the designers, the building—which features a tower jutting from a jumble of stacked blocks—combines Jakarta’s need for green space and high-density buildings while respecting the existing urban fabric.
The complex will offer a variety of office and housing units, from loft-style spaces to townhouses, in addition to an abundance of roof parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, spas, gyms, and outdoor restaurants. A luxury hotel will occupy floors 44 to 86; the top floor will contain a restaurant offering panoramic views.
In addition to MVRDV, the project’s international team comprises ARUP and The Jerde Partnership, which designed the commercial podium. Wijaya Karya of Benhil Property is the developer. No word yet on whether the project will move forward.
All images courtesy of MVRDV and RSI-Studio