Renowned dutch practice MVRDV collaborated with an international array of studios including the jerde partnership, ARUP and local developer wijaya karya to submit their design for a micro-city in one 400-meter tall tower titled ‘Peruri 88’ in Jakarta, Indonesia. The iconic high-rise will host an eclectic range of program, from the usual retail, housing, offices, restaurant, viewing platform, luxury hotel and four floors of parking, to an integrated wedding house, mosque, imax theater and an outdoor amphitheater all under lush rooftop gardens that inject more green space into the developed urban context. The form is the result of several smaller steel-framed blocks of varying sizes and orientations, each dedicated to a separate program, stacked on top of each other creating overhangs and terraces and taking advantage of sunlight from several angles and ventilation.
Employees, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy from many residential and office typologies coexisting in one structure and integrated within a vertical forest of reflective water features and native plant cultures. Where the construct meets the ground plane, a cohesion of built environment and forest throughout open public courtyards and commercial spaces provide a lively social space for the community. Despite its rather complex aesthetic, the project follows a rather simple structural logic, rooted in four traditionally-built towers with five cores connected through sky bridges, tweaked to accommodate budgetary and programmatic requirements.