- Developer: PT, Ciputra Adigraha
- Theatre Consultant: Phillip Soden
- City: Setia Budi
- Country: Indonesia
Text description provided by the architects. Ciputra Artpreneur is one of Jakarta’s latest and most significant cultural venues, uniquely integrated into the top levels of the Ciputra World Jakarta Mall, a commercial landmark located at the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle. As a major addition to the Arts for Indonesia, the scheme delivers 14,000m2 of performance and art facilities including a 1,200 seat theatre, flexible and permanent exhibition galleries, a museum, and multifunctional rooms.
The highlight of Benoy’s Interior Design for the Arts Centre is the state of the art Ciputra Theatre. As the first international-standard venue in Indonesia, it is capable of hosting large touring productions from around the world including opera, symphony and ballet.
A proscenium style auditorium with seating over two levels, the space accommodates 865 seats at stalls level and 365 in the balcony. The oval shape of the theatre allows for a perfect viewing angle, giving the best visual experience for the audience.
Jakarta is an emerging global city and Benoy has captured this essence by creating a truly unique visual for the space. Designed with a striking geometric interior, the Theatre is brought to life with faceted walls and ceiling detailing. The distinctive form was created with soft cell panels covered by stretch fabric and further accentuated with illuminated strips. An acoustic curtain sitting behind the soft-cell panels ensures full sound isolation for the performance venue.
Benoy was also behind the Interior Design of the Main Gallery. Flexible interchanging walls allow the space to accommodate either major exhibitions or a series of smaller exhibitions simultaneously. Taking advantage of the views over Jakarta, a three-storey glass wall runs along one side offering glimpses of the city centre. At each end of the gallery space, two striking spiral staircases help lead guests to the Theatre above, allowing the Main Gallery to host pre- and post-show receptions.
Developer Ciputra has long promoted local art and, in particular, that of the renowned Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan. Throughout the interiors and Benoy’s design, Gunawan’s highly expressive and richly colourful style has been thoughtfully integrated, further ensuring the venue becomes a truly integral part of Jakarta’s cultural landscape.