NasDem Tower, The Largest Political Party Office Building in Indonesia by ARKdesign Architect
NasDem Tower is the main building for the activities of the NasDem Party. It is a symbol of the consequential solemnity of the NasDem Party in looking at the future to serve Indonesian citizens. Located in the central area of the capital city of Jakarta, Gondangdia, Menteng, the 21-stories office building is provided with a helipad on the top floor, making this office tower becomes the largest office party building and one of the tallest buildings in Gondangdia area.
Nasdem Tower was built on an area of 3,235 sqm that previously there were buildings, named Kantor Prioritas (the Priority Office Building) and Dewan Pimpinan Pusat (the Office of the Central Executive Council) of the NasDem Party. Then the Priority Office building was demolished while the Central Executive Council Office was planned to be connected to the new building and preserved to maintain the activities of the NasDem Party. The limited land area of this project makes the parking matter so challenging. A deep basement cannot be a solution as the area does not have a permit to build a deep basement.
The use of a Car Parking Lift is the most suitable solution for this project. The Car Parking Lift is located behind the building with 3 access doors, has 34 floors, and can accommodate up to 204 cars. This Car Parking Lift makes it the highest and the largest capacity of Car Parking Lift system in Indonesia.
In terms of Architecture, Nasdem Tower applies a Modern design style with the use of silver black glass material which could be seen as a dominant feature in the body of the tower building, a white ceramic frit and aluminum composite panel on the podium, and the use of luxurious statuario marble in the main lobby area. At night, NasDem Tower applies an elegant design of special lighting with the projection lamp of the NasDem logo on the tower body and the helipad floor which is highlighted with blue lights from below, making it seems to float an iconic crown from a certain distance.
Night View of NasDem Tower
According to its function, Nasdem Tower has 4 zones in general; Semi Basement as a service zone with functions such as main kitchen, employee canteen, building utilities, and equipment warehouse. Then on the podium from the ground floor to the 4th floor is a public zone with functions such as the main lobby, lobby lounge, café, press room, and ballroom. The next zone from the 5th floor to the 17th floor is a semi-public zone with functions of a library, gallery, auditorium, office space, war room, sky lounge, gym, and spa & sauna. The next zone from the 18th floor to the 21st floor is a private zone with functions of executive offices as well as suites and helipads.
Even though it applies a modern design style to its architecture, the interior design of the Nasdem Tower applies an elegant modern classic style with predominantly statuario marble finishing. Overall, NasDem Tower brings a new statement to parties in Indonesia, where the party building can get out of the old and moderate stigma.
Principal Architect : Paul TTan, B. Arch, IAI, AA
Project Director : Hefrizal Ramli, ST
Project Architect : Matthew Sutono, S. Ars
Written by : Matthew Sutono, S. Ars