Adaro Energy Tower – Menara Karya
The 26-story commercial office development is located in the prestigious business and embassy district of Jakarta. The project’s signature design is a simple angular form that combines efficiency of floor plate with iconic imagery. The chiseled-diamond form uses a simple curtain wall with a contrasting emphasis of vertical and horizontal mullions to achieve a striking balance of form, while the randomly balanced forms extend to the interiors where natural stone is used in an elegant and spacious lobby.
The building purity is violated only once near the top of the building. A portion of the volume rotates to identify the anchor tenant’s corporate board room, creating a terrace with spectacular views across the city. It is the moment of connection to the exterior. At night-time this exception to the pure prism becomes the lantern, the torch that announces place without needing to light up the entire building or building a non-functional spire or crown – a sustainable solution to corporate identity. From the business standpoint the building addresses the issue of identity without sacrificing the efficient use of space. All floor plates are rectangular, with the resultant efficiency in space planning.