Architectural flexibility enables diversity in arts
The Hong Kong team of a global design firm contributed to creating a versatile art hub in Jakarta with an international-standard theatre, galleries, a museum and multifunctional rooms under the same roof.
Benoy – Designing Indonesia's First International-Standard Culture Centre
Global design firm Benoy delivered Indonesia’s first international-standard theatre, arts and culture centre, Ciputra Artpreneur in 2014. Developed by Ciputra Group, one of the leading developers in Indonesia, the project aims to promote and raise awareness for Indonesia’s artists and creative entrepreneurs. Located in the heart of Jakarta, the project comprises 14,000 square meters of performance and art facilities including a 1,200-seat theatre, flexible and permanent exhibition galleries, a museum and multifunctional rooms for artists and performers.
Benoy’s Hong Kong team was involved in the project as design consultant and interior designer, and worked closely with theatre consultant Philip Soden of Australia and engineering consultant Beca Carter of New Zealand. The Hong Kong team contributed to optimising acoustic and visual experience within the proscenium-style theatre, and designing the Main Gallery, which features interchanging walls to accommodate major exhibitions or a series of smaller shows simultaneously. Its adaptability has set an example for the city as to how to diversify development in the future.