The new headquarters complex for Indonesia’s largest telecommunications provider establishes a powerful presence in Jakarta’s central business district and provides a modern work environment for this forward-looking industry leader. The new building consolidates Telkom’s staff, provides premier staff amenities, and signals the company’s continued prominence within Indonesia’s telecommunications industry.
Situated on one of Jakarta’s main downtown thoroughfares, the 115,500-square-meter complex integrated an already existing building that was updated and integrated with two new buildings to create an interconnected campus centered around the main 219-meter-tall office tower. A multi-story podium links the three buildings and provides the complex with a wide array of amenities including food and beverage, auditorium, retail space, a fitness center, and a mosque. The podium also establishes public connections across the complex and elevated outdoor shaded space.
Informed by the cultural and historical context, the proposed façade design combines two building skins – a contemporary dichroic glass coupled with an ornate metal screen inspired by the batik patterns found in traditional Indonesian textiles. These performative sun-shading facades will reduce heat gain by 30 percent, filtering sunlight and casting intricate shadows throughout the main public spaces.