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Benoy completes its first arts centre in Jakarta, Ciputra Artpreneur

by Peace Chiu on Apr 24, 2015 in Interiors
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Benoy opens Ciputra Artpreneur, its first arts centre in Jakarta  (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

Benoy opens Ciputra Artpreneur, its first arts centre in Jakarta (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

Global design firm unveils Citraputra Artpreneur, set to become one of Jakarta's most significant cultural venues

International design firm Benoy has completed its first arts centre in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Called Ciputra Artpreneur, the venue is a major addition to the arts scene for Indonesia. The scheme delivers 14,000 sq-m of performance and art facilities, including a 1,200-seat theatre, flexible and permanent exhibition galleries, a museum, and multi-functional rooms.

The centre is uniquely integrated into the top levels of the Ciputra World Jakarta Mall, a commercial landmark located at the heart of the city's Golden Triangle.

Ciputra Artpreneur delivers 14,000 sq-m of performance and art facilities including a 1,200-seat theatre (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

Ciputra Artpreneur delivers 14,000 sq-m of performance and art facilities including a 1,200-seat theatre (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

"Benoy is thrilled to be involved in the development of Ciputra Artpreneur. As we grow throughout the dynamic southeast Asia region, we are excited to have one of Indonesia's leading arts and culture venues as part of our portfolio," said the firm's global design director, Simon Bee.

The highlight of Benoy's interior design for the arts centre is the state-of-the-art Ciputra Theatre. As the first international-standard venue in Indonesia, it is capable of hosting large touring productions from around the world including opera, symphony and ballet. As a proscenium-style auditorium with seating over two levels, the space accommodates 865 seats at stalls level and 365 in the balcony.

The Ciputra Theatre accommodates 865 seats at stalls level and 365 in the balcony (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

The Ciputra Theatre accommodates 865 seats at stalls level and 365 in the balcony (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

Benoy also captured Jakarta's status as an emerging global city by creating a truly unique visual for the space. Designed with a striking geometric interior, the theatre is brought to life with faceted walls and ceiling detailing. The distinctive form was created with soft cell panels covered by stretch fabric and further accentuated with illuminated strips.

Benoy captures the Jakarta's status as an emerging global city by creating a truly unique visual for the space (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

Benoy captures Jakarta's status as an emerging global city by creating a truly unique visual for the space (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

"Increasingly, purely commercial mixed-use developments are demanding more innovative additions to their programmes to attract and retain visitors," explained Bee. " By adding new and varied cultural experiences like Ciputra Artpreneur, a new 'place' is established and becomes that much more exciting for the consumer."

Benoy was also behind the interior design of the Main Gallery. Flexible interchanging walls allow the space to accommodate either major exhibitions or a series of smaller exhibitions simultaneously. Taking advantage of views over Jakarta, a tall glass wall runs along one side offering glimpses of the city centre. At each end of the gallery space, two striking spiral staircases help lead guests to the theatre above.

Flexible interchanging walls allow the Main Gallery to accommodate either major exhibitions or a series of smaller exhibitions simultaneously (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

Flexible interchanging walls allow the Main Gallery to accommodate either major exhibitions or a series of smaller exhibitions simultaneously (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

Developer Ciputra has long promoted local art and, in particular, that of renowned Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan. Throughout the interiors and Benoy's design, Gunawan's highly expressive and richly colourful style has been thoughtfully integrated, further ensuring the venue becomes a truly integral part of Jakarta's cultural landscape.

 

Throughout the interiors and Benoy's design, renowned Indonesian artist Herman Gunawan's highly expressive and richly colourful style has been thoughtfully integrated (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

Throughout the interiors and Benoy's design, renowned Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan's highly expressive and richly colourful style has been thoughtfully integrated (Photo courtesy of Benoy)

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