Woods Bagot Completes Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta

The complex includes a podium, 16-story building, and 20- and 48-story office towers. Image courtesy William Sutanto.

Demonstrating an emphasis on connectivity and cohesion, the Telkom Landmark Tower has been completed in Jakarta by global design practice Woods Bagot. Serving as the new headquarters for Indonesia’s largest telecommunications services company, the complex consolidates previously scattered operations into a single hub in the city’s central business district.

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“The campus we have developed for Telkom successfully integrates the physical qualities and social aspirations of the idealized campus in a vertical application,” said Woods Bagot Principal and Director for North America Patrick Daly. “Several elements reinforce this cohesive culture and connected campus: the podium bridge, open green space, multi-floor atria, and cultural references.”

Image courtesy William Sutanto.

The 1.25 million-square-foot design comprises three new buildings that includes a six-story podium and 20- and 48-story office structures designated as Tower 1 and Tower 2, respectively. An existing 16-story building was also refreshed for inclusion in the overall development. The facade combines a contemporary glazed curtain wall with attached metal fins as well as an ornate metal screen inspired by batik patterns typical of Indonesian textiles. The building skin is equipped with sun-shading technology that reduces heat gain by 30 percent.

Images courtesy William Sutanto.

All three volumes are linked by the podium, which hosts an array of amenities such as a rooftop mosque, fitness center, auditorium, retail, and F&B venues. The podium also establishes a connection with the public via a shaded outdoor space. Multi-floor atria in both towers instill a dramatic connection across all floors, which are designed to adapt to evolving workplace needs and developer economics.