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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) recently broke ground on what will be Indonesia’s first LEED Platinum building. Currently under construction in the heart of Jakarta, the Sequis Centre Tower is designed as a reinterpretation of the city’s typical glass tower. It will feature ample amounts of office space, along with restaurants, health facilities, retail space, and more.  From the architect: Situated in the heart of the Jakarta Capital Region and adjacent to the existing Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, the new Sudirman CBD has become one of city’s most important new urban developments. The design of the Sequis Centre Tower, which is derived from its site’s environmental, cultural and social patterns, is a reinterpretation of the typical Jakarta office tower, as well as a new urban paradigm for the district. As a response to Jakarta’s conventional all-glass rectilinear office building, the project, in the spirit of the local Banyan tree, “organically rises from the ground as a series of finely scaled elements, culminating in a richly detailed and shaded tower above” in the words of KPF Design Principal Robert Whitlock, AIA. View more View full description
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