Pertamina Energy Tower

Pertamina Energy Tower
Pertamina
Pertamina

Designed as the world’s first supertall building for which energy is the primary design driver, SOM’s innovative yet unrealized concept for a net-zero tower in Jakarta continues to inspire.

Project Facts
  • Design Finish Year 2014
  • Size Site Area: 57,512 square meters Building Height: 523 meters Number of Stories: 99 Building Gross Area: 557,379 square meters
  • Awards 2014, Best Futura Mega Project: Gold Medal, MIPIM Asia
  • Collaborators
    Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. Shen Milsom & Wilke Thomas Balsley Associates Dvs Security Consulting & Engineering Vda Rja Group, Inc., The Meinhardt Facade Technology Weidlinger Associates, Inc. - Washington DC Rider Levett Bucknall Rwdi Jones Lang LaSalle Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc.
Project Facts
  • Design Finish Year 2014
  • Size Site Area: 57,512 square meters Building Height: 523 meters Number of Stories: 99 Building Gross Area: 557,379 square meters
  • Awards 2014, Best Futura Mega Project: Gold Medal, MIPIM Asia
  • Collaborators
    Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. Shen Milsom & Wilke Thomas Balsley Associates Dvs Security Consulting & Engineering Vda Rja Group, Inc., The Meinhardt Facade Technology Weidlinger Associates, Inc. - Washington DC Rider Levett Bucknall Rwdi Jones Lang LaSalle Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc.

A soaring landmark for Jakarta

Unveiled in 2013, the design for Pertamina Energy Tower presented a vision for a stunning new landmark rising more than 500 meters above the capital city’s skyline. Complemented by a performing arts and exhibition pavilion, a mosque, and a central energy plant, SOM designed the 99-story “beacon of energy” to set a new standard for sustainable development while bringing together 20,000 employees on an innovative, dynamic campus.

Campus Plan © SOM

In pursuit of the world’s first energy-driven supertall

SOM designed Pertamina Energy Tower as the world’s first supertall tower for which energy is the primary design driver. Targeting net-zero energy, sustainable strategies at the core of its design are exposed in its simple profile and sophisticated architectural expression. The tower’s design opens up at the crown, gently tapering to reveal a “wind funnel” that takes advantage of the prevailing winds and increased wind speeds at the upper floors to generate energy.

Tower crown section. © SOM
Inside the tower crown. © 3DWorld

Precisely calibrated for Jakarta’s proximity to the equator, the tower’s curved facade is designed to mitigate solar heat gain throughout the year. Exterior sun shades dramatically improve the workplace environment and save energy by reducing the need for artificial lighting in the office interiors.

© SOM

A highly efficient vertical city

Planned for Jakarta’s Rasuna Epicentrum neighborhood, the campus was envisioned as a city within a city, while serving as a model of sustainability, efficiency, and collaborative workplace design.

Pavilion. © SOM
Auditorium section. © SOM
Mosque. © SOM

A 2,000-seat auditorium for lectures and performances and a public mosque offer vibrant public spaces and communal meeting areas, while a central energy plant creates the energy production hub for the campus—a literal and figurative “heart” from which energy and services would be distributed. The “Energy Ribbon,” a covered walkway that provides sun and rain protection and generates energy through photovoltaics along its roof surface, links the campus, spanning across land bridges and gardens to create an array of accessible public spaces

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