Beca lands work on 638m Jakarta tower
New Zealand engineers from Beca will play a key role in the construction of the 638-metre tall Signature Tower in Jakarta.
Beca is sending a team of six engineers with mechanical and fire engineering backgrounds, and a lift specialist.
The team will be responsible for the design of a network of 100 lifts, two of which will cover more than 500 metres from the ground floor to an observatory at 535 metres.
Auckland engineer Simon Longuet-Higgins is leading the New Zealand team and has worked on Indonesian projects for a number of years.
“This is a major project which will have a significant impact on the CBD of one of the world’s fastest-growing and most exciting cities," Mr Longuet-Higgins says.
"After nearly 30 years working on buildings projects in Indonesia it is enormously gratifying to have been selected for this commission.”
Construction is scheduled to begin mid-year and when complete in 2017 the 111-storey tower will be the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere and the fifth highest in the world, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Habitat Register.
Lead architects on the project are American-based Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart Associates.