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New tower to be highest skyscraper in Indonesia

3 January 2014 No Comment

A new skyscraper to be built in Indonesia is set to become the country’s tallest building.

The Pertamina Energy Tower, which will be the headquarters for the Indonesian state-owned energy company, will almost double the height of the current tallest structure. The existing highest building in the country is the Cemindo Tower, which measures in at 269 metres, whereas the new skyscraper will reach 530 metres. Both of the buildings are located in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Business skyscrapers. La Defense, Paris, France

Wind energy will be used to power the building, in order to make it more environmentally-friendly. This will be carried out through a wind funnel, which will feature at the top of the building. Sun shades installed on the 99-storey building will also reduce the need for artificial light.

The aim is that the tower will be completed by 2020. Over 20,000 Peramina employees will use the new facilities, which will include a public mosque, a central energy plant and a 2,000-seat auditorium, according to worldpropertychannel.com.

To become a model of green development in Jakarta

The tower has been designed by Chicago-based company SOM. Talking about the new tower’s design, SOM director Scott Duncan told archdaily.com:

“Pertamina Energy Tower’s iconic presence will stand as a model of sustainability and efficiency, as well as collaborative workplace design.”

He continued: “The headquarters’ performance-driven design supports and reflects the ambition of Pertamina’s mission and forges an innovative model of green development in Jakarta.”

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 02 January 2014

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