Indonesia’s Anggara Architeam looks to opportunities in Myanmar, Vietnam and other countries
Architecture firm’s creative designs reflect and are in harmony with the evolving environments of Asia’s vibrant cities
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Creativity does not often go well with economy or with sustainability – but these elements come into balance at architecture firm Anggara Architeam, whose designs reflect Asia’s vibrant cities in tune with their evolving environment.
“Every architectural work is a living organism, which is why we constantly analyse how buildings affect people,” says Budi Sumaatmadja, CEO and founder of Anggara Architeam.
“Our expertise ensures exceptional professional standards are met, and projects are delivered with a harmonised blend of aesthetics and sustainability constraints.”
Spanning more than two decades, this expertise developed alongside the rise of the property market in Indonesia, particularly in Jakarta and other big cities. The company’s first major commission was finalising the design of Tower 2 of the 32-storey grade-A office tower Jakarta Stock Exchange Building in collaboration with United States-based Brennan Beer Gorman Architects.
Anggara Architeam has since partnered with more global firms and designed a body of work ranging from education centres to health and sports facilities, shopping malls, offices and mixed-use buildings. Its clientele has grown equally diverse, including Kajima Corp, Tokyu Land, Djarum, Summarecon Agung, Ciputra Group and Gudang Garam, with Fairmont Jakarta and the comprehensive mixed-use complex Grand Indonesia Shopping Town among its latest completed projects.
“The situation has become increasingly challenging amid the growing competition and slowing property development,” Sumaatmadja says. “However, we are optimistic that our experience, combined with an innovative spirit, will only strengthen our position as a leader in our field.”
With the advent of the Asean Economic Community, Anggara Architeam also looks forward to vast opportunities locally and overseas, particularly in Myanmar, Vietnam and other nearby countries.
“The key is listening to the client’s needs, which encompass not only aesthetics, but space efficiency, optimisation, environment-friendliness and sustainability – factors that will affect lives long after the architecture’s lifespan,” Sumaatmadja says. “We hope to help clients breathe excitement into these ‘living organisms’ throughout Asia and beyond.”