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MVRDV proposes 400m-tall stacked tower for Jakarta
Dutch architecture office MVRDV, alongside American architects Jerde and engineers Arup, has proposed a striking 400-metre skyscraper called ‘Peruri 88’ for Jakarta, Indonesia reminiscent of a pile of buildings stacked on top of the other.
The 88-storey building will comprise four staggered towers, rising up from a commercial podium at the base. Among these structures will be included a mix of apartments, hotels, offices as well as shops, cinemas, a mosque, as well as a amphitheatre that can be accessed by outdoor elevators.
“Perruri 88 is vertical Jakarta. It represents a new, denser, social, green mini-city, a monument to the development of Jakarta as a modern icon literally raised from its own city fabric,” said Winy Mass, co-founder, MVRDV.
The tiered rooftops will be covered in gardens, swimming pools and terraces, conceived as a jungle including local greenery and trees.
“Our inspiration for the commercial podium and public spaces was Java’s natural setting: lush jungle and stone surrounded by expansive ocean,” added David Rogers, design director, Jerde.
If the bid for the project is won, construction is said to start immediately.