BMW International Stadium Competition proposal / Atelier Cosmas Gozali

© (Arya Cipta Graha)

Atelier Cosmas Gozali (Arya Cipta Graha) shared with us their proposal for the BMW International Stadium Competition in North , Indonesia, for which they received 3rd Prize. More images and architect’s description after the break.

© Atelier Cosmas Gozali (Arya Cipta Graha)

A stadium designed to international standards, created as an icon of sports development as well as a landmark for the city of Jakarta. A landmark, in this context, where the emphasis is on shaping the identity of the area, by manifesting its “spirit of place”. As a landmark, the stadium is designed taking into consideration:

Elements of the Spirit Ten symbolic tongues of flame reach out to touch the sky, representing the fiery energy of the spirit, all of them bound together by a ring as a symbol of friendship.

Environmental Friendliness The concept of a building that is uplifted from ground level, aiming to convey that it does not seek to harm the existing environment, and creating an open range of views towards the lake and the park.

© Atelier Cosmas Gozali (Arya Cipta Graha)

A Future Orientation
The use of metal materials, irregularly arranged to display the dynamic tongues of flame, and effecting reflections of the light, which underscores their purpose. It also characterizes a singular design vision that leaps far into the future.

The Savor of Culture Traditional symbolic elements – such as the megamendung (raincloud) batik motif in the facade; the Minang-house arch of the main bridge of the stadium’s reception plaza; and the allusion to the headdresses of ondel-ondel (the giant puppet mascots of traditional Betawi festivals) in the binding ring of the stadium – are applied to let the building speak in a design language of symbols whose meanings people can directly sense – and whose essential value they will take part in realizing, and come to cherish, in the long term.


Architect: Atelier Cosmas Gozali (Arya Cipta Graha)
Location: Sunter, North Jakarta, Indonesia
Design Team: Raymond Djohan, Novan Prayoga, Andika Purnama, Setya Kurniawan, Dwi Utomo Sahid, Yogi Diwangkoro, Dedy Erwansyah, Lufiansyah
Competition Year: 2009
Renderings: Atelier Cosmas Gozali (Arya Cipta Graha)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "BMW International Stadium Competition proposal / Atelier Cosmas Gozali" 29 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
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    The conceptual ideas are interesting but the execution could have used some more development. Perhaps it could have used some more active sustainable systems – like solar power or wind generators.

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    • joe

      whimsically placing a wind turbine or solar panels on the roof won’t make anything sustainable. Read ‘cradle to cradle’… solar panels use rare materials and ultimately cause more damage to the environment in their construction process than is worth to achieve cheaper elec. bills. Quite a number of projects on your silly, over-promoted website have major sustainability issues beneath their show-off external eco-technologies.