Following SOM’s holistic design approach that integrates
architectural design, structural engineering, and sustainable engineering
services, Pertamina Energy Tower is the world’s first supertall tower for which
energy is the primary design driver. Sustainable strategies at the core of its
design are exposed in its simple profile yet sophisticated architectural
expression. Gently tapering towards a rounded top, the tower opens up at the
crown, revealing a ‘wind funnel’ that will take advantage of the prevailing
winds and increased wind speeds at the upper floors to generate energy.
Precisely calibrated for Jakarta’s proximity to the equator, the tower’s curved
facade will mitigate solar heat gain throughout the year. Exterior sun shades
will dramatically improve the workplace environment and save energy by reducing
the need for artificial lighting in the office interiors. Overall, the
development is targeting net zero energy.
Located in Jakarta’s Rasuna Epicentrum neighborhood, the
iconic campus will serve as a city within a city, blending together living,
working and playing while serving as a model of sustainability, efficiency, and
collaborative workplace design. 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 will serve as the energy production
hub for the campus — a literal and figurative “heart” from which energy and
services will 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.
SOM’s Luke Leung presented Deep Decarbonization Workshop at NREL on 8 December 2016. The workshop presentation focused on innovations in building sustainability around the 500-meter Pertamina Tower project, to be built in Jakarta, Indoensia.
The presentation slides from the workshop are available below for download.