Gallery: Giant Mangrove Patch Office Tower Rotates to Provide Splendid ...

The rotating Agung Sedayu Center both mimics and straddles Northern Jakarta's sensitive mangrove ecosystem without leaving an undue footprint. Designed by Agung Mahaputra, Andika Priya Utama, Arief Aditya Putra, Dely Hamzah, Nidia Safiana, and Rahadi Utomo, the Mangrove Tower provides rotating views of the surrounding coastal expanse. On a more practical and ecologically-sensible note, the building's rotation follows the sun as it makes its way across the morning sky. For these and other sustainable features, we give the asymmetrical, mixed-use Mangrove Tower top marks.

The buildings are propped up with a skeletal structure that shades the interior. Then, the corridors that line each floor act as a buffer zone between the offices and the sun, keeping the former nice and cool while at the same time ushering in a ton of light. These systems also ensure that the building need not rely on energy-hungry lighting or cooling systems.

An office building that also incorporates entertainment and retail facilities, the Agung Sedayu Center is designed to provide a space for coastal visitors to view the mangrove forest. But it’s only for pedestrians and cyclists. No cars allowed! This will ensure the area’s long term viability. It’s a beautiful design that strikes a necessary balance between fostering both development and biodiversity.

+ Agung Sedayu Center

Via Arch Daily


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1 Comment

  1. Chris Young November 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    if no cars are allowed, why does it have a subterranean parking garage?

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