- Architecture design and green developments are being more recognized in Indonesia’s real estate industry, along with the rise of world-class projects in the country.
- Sequis Tower taking home 2 golden trophies at the Indonesia Property Awards 2017, for “Best Green Development” and “Best Office Architectural Design”, also cited as Highly Commended in Best Universal Design Development.
- The design is in the spirit of the Banyan tree.
Jakarta, November 7th 2017 – By mid next year, Indonesia will see one of the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum projects ready for operational in the Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD), Jakarta. Sequis Tower, a premium office development by FARPOINT, integrates multiple sustainable strategies throughout the building’s design, and particularly within its envelope.
The development’s unique architecture with the consideration of ‘sustainability’ aspect made Sequis Tower recognized as one the best property developments in the country, taking home 2 (two) golden trophies at the Indonesia Property Award 2017 as Best Green Development and Best Office Architectural Design. The award also cited Sequis Tower as Highly Commended in Best Universal Design Development.
“We are proud for the Sequis Tower to once again receiving recognition by the Indonesia Property Award in our architectural design, green development, and universal design development,” said Meisari Arvini Hidayati, Market Development & Head of Office Leasing FARPOINT. With location in Jakarta’s prime business district, every aspect of the Sequis Tower development has been meticulously designed to create a landmark tower, as well as presenting a new urban strategy for the district. “Sequis Tower is envisioned to gain LEED Platinum certification, to meet its objective to be environmentally sustainable building. Ultimately, every building aspect aims to create a better future urban environment, this is what made Sequis Tower stands out in the award,” adds Meisari.
Inspired by The Banyan Tree
The innovative award-winning architectural design of Sequis Tower is a result of world-class collaboration with one of the world’s prominent New York based architecture firms, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF). A gradation of fins and panels is arrayed across the tower’s curtain wall, optimized on each side to compensate for façade-specific solar radiation levels. Like the Banyan tree, at the ground the project is composed of a series of finely scaled elements that rise upwards, culminating in a magnificent tower and shade. The development also employslocally sourced materials, high efficiency systems, native vegetation used for landscaping and roof gardens, and storm water retention systems on site.
Celebrating Excellence in Indonesian Real Estate in The Past Year
Commenting on the award night, Terry Blackburn, Founder and Managing Director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards said “We’re delighted to recognize what local developers have accomplished and we applaud their efforts to elevate the standards of the industry. We are very proud of the design advancement and the amount of creativity that put in by Indonesian developers in the residential, commercial and public facilities segment,” Main domestic winners from Indonesia are qualified to participate at the annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final on 8 November 2017.
Hendra Hartono, Chief Executive Officer of PT Leads Property Services Indonesia and incumbent chairman of the independent panel of judges, applauded the efforts and creativity of local developers during a period of uncertainty. “Its unique building design, not only functional but combination of architecture, technology, and green building has made Sequis Tower won The Best Office Architectural Design award. The collaboration with KPF, as the architect, has made this building designed as one of the premium grade A buildings with the highest specification of its class in Jakarta,” he said.
Aside of its design, Sequis Tower won the Best Green Development for its concern toward protecting the environment. Some of the features that have become considerations are the recycled materials, double Glaze Glass and low E, LED lightings, e-circulated water system and native vegetation in the open area of Sequis Tower.
Sequis Tower is also cited as Highly Commended for Best Universal Design Development category for its design and facilities which ensure the ease and comfort of diverse visitors, including elder and children. Furthermore, Sequis Tower is strategically located and well connected to public transportation, especially Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).
This project which seeks to establish a new direction for Jakarta’s future growth and become a landmark of sustainability within Indonesia’s burgeoning economy has already celebrated its topping off in May 2017, and will be ready for operational by July 2018.