February 26, 2020 | Source: bizjournals.com

Hawaii’s G70 tapped as lead designer of Indonesia tech hub

Hawaii architecture and planning firm G70 has been named lead designer of the Indonesia Innovation City Sentul, a master-planned mixed-use community of nearly 1,000 acres about an hour from the capital city of Jakarta.

Honolulu-based G70 is working with PT GSA, its Indonesian office, on the project, which includes designing a mixed-use residential and commercial technology center on 988 acres.

The scope of the project includes a research and development park, 17 high-rise residential condominiums atop commercial podiums with retail and restaurant space and a central iconic 50-story mixed-use tower story more than 650 feet high with office, hotel and conference space.

The city, which is located near a toll freeway and a university, will be landscaped with tropical plantings, and have a pedestrian-safe walkway encircling it with tree-lined pathways and landscaped riverbanks.

The project is intended to become the “Silicon Valley of Indonesia,” Craig Takahata, a principal at G70, told Pacific Business News.

G70 began working on the project a few years ago. The developers are currently looking for potential investors in China and Singapore.

“The developer did this to generate interest from investment partners,” Takahata said of the design. “There’s lot of interest because it’s not as dense and congested as Jakarta.”

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