The Mangrove: Agung Sedayu Center / Agung Mahaputra, Andika Priya Utama, Arief Aditya Putra, Dely Hamzah, Nidia Safiana, and Rahadi Utomo

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Departing from what is already exists in the mangrove forest of Jakarta, the Agung Sedayu Center rises out of the natural habitat as an iconic volume that takes in the breathtaking views of the forest.  The Agung Sedayu Center is an office building for Jakarta, Indonesia by Agung Mahaputra, Andika Priya Utama, Arief Aditya Putra, Dely Hamzah, Nidia Safiana, and Rahadi Utomo.

Read on for more on this project after the break.

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The Mangroves consist of two asymmetrical towers that rotate to get the beautiful vista while capturing sunlight from morning to midday. A corridor without artificial air conditioner encircles each floor. The corridors serve as a barrier between the sun’s heat and the workspaces.  They absorb the heat gain while allowing light in thereby reducing the dependence on electricity for artificial light and air in the buildings.

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The Mangrove offers flexible spaces on each floor. A skeletal structure is used as the main structural system for the façade, which provides shade for interior spaces.  The density of this shading system varies and is adjustable with the annual movement of the sun.

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The Mangrove is designed to become part of the mangrove forest of Jakarta in that it can be used by the public. The towers are open to the public as an extension of the forest: the Jakarta sea, the mangroves, the promenade, the tower ground floor, the podium floor, and the roof floor are designed to be accessible by those who want to enjoy the north sea of Jakarta. A dynamic pedestrian bridge escorts visitors from the promenade up to the podium level. The buildings are inaccessible by car.  In order to preserve the health of the forest, the project promotes accessibility to only pedestrians and cyclists.

Architects: Agung Mahaputra, Andika Priya Utama, Arief Aditya Putra, Dely Hamzah, Nidia Safiana, Rahadi Utomo
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Competition Year: 2011
Client: Agung Sedayu Group
Site Area: 9.429 sqm
Built Up Area: 28.200 sqm
Status: Idea

Cite: Vinnitskaya, Irina. "The Mangrove: Agung Sedayu Center / Agung Mahaputra, Andika Priya Utama, Arief Aditya Putra, Dely Hamzah, Nidia Safiana, and Rahadi Utomo" 14 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=142710>

22 comments

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    There is something to be said about green building looking green, instead of being a pile of metal that everyday people cannot connect with.

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    Well, I am astonished. Whoever they are, please, go back to school to study architecture again.

    I have a question to ArchDaily: How much did they pay to post it?

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    The aspect that left me daunted in this project is scale. There may be people set within, but the formal tendons- as it were- offer little connection to humanity. It really does look like the next home for the Avatar natives since they lost theirs.

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    ayung sedadu grup, harga naik mulai 30 juli..
    # buruan sebelum kantornya makin berakar..

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    ” In order to preserve the health of the forest, the project promotes accessibility to only pedestrians and cyclists.”

    they will preserve the health of the forest if they don’t build in it.

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