Pertamina Energy Tower

Pertamina Energy Tower

Rich Pedestrian Experience at Skyscraper's Foot
{"autoplay":"true","autoplay_speed":"3000","speed":"300","arrows":"true","dots":"false","loop":"true","nav_slide_column":5,"rtl":"false"}

DETAILS

LocationJakarta, Indonesia
ClientPt. Pertamina
Size15 acres

The site for the Pertamina Energy Tower is located in downtown Jakarta, Indonesia. The proposed landscape design draws inspiration from the Indonesian archipelago and the national motto of “Unity in Diversity.” The language of design will seek to blend a lush native plant palette with a refined contemporary sensibility.

Entry at the Northwest corner of the site brings pedestrians through a plaza with cascading water feature and public seating to the front of Pertamina Pavilion. The Energy Ribbon pedestrian bridge brings access to the second-floor pavilion entrance and provides a connection to the Pertamina Energy Plant and Pertamina Energy Tower parcel.

Pedestrian access to the Pertamina Energy Tower parcel occurs primarily on an east-west axis through the center of the tower. At the east and west sides of the tower still pools of water reflect the sky and tower above. To the south of the tower, sunken gardens with cascading water walls frame the access to the landscape beyond. The center of the parcel is occupied by a large open lawn that reflects the texture and pattern of elements around it and provides a Parade Ground for corporate events and assemblies.

Planting across the site draws on the extensive palette indigenous to Indonesia that create islands of vegetative interest, providing color, texture, shade and opportunities for intimate seating areas. Demonstration gardens create opportunities to include an educational overlay and a technical focus on environmental sustainability. Green roofs are planted with a patterned arrangement of succulent plant species that reflect the forms of the landscape below while serving the designated function of rainwater absorption and reduction of the heat-island effect.

Water features are inspired by the shape of the banyan leaf and vary in form from shallow skim fountains that invite playful interaction, to still pools that reflect the surrounding environment, to planted aquatic gardens that polish the water and remove pollutants, to dramatic cascading curtains of water.

Related Projects

Samsung Headquarters

The new headquarters for Samsung SSI, in San Jose, is a bold vision for a campus and a workplace that highlights interaction. The buildings encourage communication and interaction, leading to a synergistic working environment designed to further transform Samsung into a regional leader in Silicon Valley. To harmonize with the architectural expression, we creat...

Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina

The design team’s challenge was to re-envision the existing hotel as a premier luxury destination that employs aspects of local culture and heritage to create a unique sense of place. An existing pool and water features were renovated, two new pools added, and restaurants enhanced. The resulting Four Seasons Hotel redevelopment and new residences by partner To...

Flushing Commons

This ten-acre mixed-use development with parks, plazas, and retail will become the center of social and retail activity in downtown Flushing. Driven mostly by an influx of immigrants from East Asia, Flushing is one of the fastest-growing and most diverse neighborhoods in the US. Abuzz with shopping and socializing at all hours of the day and evening, its stree...

Lanchi Aqua Garden Hotel

Thomas Balsley Associates was invited to design one of six hotel villa sites near the ancient city of Xi’an. Collaborating with Joel Sanders Architect, the design draws inspiration from the lifestyle and design principles of traditional Chinese gardens. Like these ancient private retreats, this hotel site is also organized around a series of landscaped courtya...

Marinaside Crescent

SWA provided urban design and overall conceptual landscape architectural design for this mixed-use project including condominium buildings with shops, restaurants and storefronts at street level, a waterfront promenade, a marina, parks and inner building courtyards, and pedestrian-oriented pathways linking the Marinaside Crescent Road and surrounding streets. ...

Walmart Home Office Landscape Master Plan

What if the vast and varied landscapes of Northwest Arkansas surrounded and thrived all around the future Walmart Home Office Campus, reversing the typical expectations of a corporate headquarters campus? Walmart as a corporation has always celebrated its hometown heritage, and so their mandate for the 350-acre campus follows that same instinct: to preserve na...

Lanchi Aqua Garden Hotel

Thomas Balsley Associates was invited to design one of six hotel villa sites near the ancient city of Xi’an. Collaborating with Joel Sanders Architect, the design draws inspiration from the lifestyle and design principles of traditional Chinese gardens. Like these ancient private retreats, this hotel site is also organized around a series of landscaped courtya...

Alipay Headquarters

The new the Hangzhou Alipay Headquarters is located between the Xi Xi wetlands and downtown Hangzhou, a city renowned for its rich culture and beautiful landscapes. Hills and small mountains surround the headquarters building in three directions, and in the fourth lies downtown Hangzhou. Three landscape “movements” derived from openings in the building direct ...

2019-12-17T22:07:13+00:00