Type of Project: Multi Purpose Hall
Size: 11.850 m2 Location: Alam Sutera, Tangerang
Project Team: Octavia Tunggal, Brillian Kenya Lareki, Stevanie Chu
Taking cues from JPCC’s vision, mission, and values, we want to embrace the essence of JPCC as a family of one body; a united journey towards a greater purpose. By drawing connections to a few biblical references, we celebrate the symbolic concept of family (and church) as an ark in one unity. Hence, the name ark. This concept also creates a symbiotic relationship between JPCC and the local icons of the city of Tangerang. The Cisadane River, where annual International Dragon Boat Festival is held, inspires the dynamic forms in our design. In addition, the new design of the Sutera One Center facade resembles a geometric fish shape, echoing a connection to abstract representation of natural elements which aligns with the design approach.
Sutera Hall features an Indonesian Contemporary interior, a relevant and timeless approach that honors local characteristics. In particular, it recognizes the signature flower of the city of Tangerang, the Vanda Douglas orchid, by incorporating it into carpet design with a modern batik technique. The purple color accent also gives nod to JPCC’s signature color, staying true to the church identity. Originating from the word “ambatik“, which means to write dots, traditional batik stippling and detailing also embelish the carpet design, adding depth and abstract coloration which gives the design a modern look. In our approach, we also focus on stripping away any distinction of religious iconography by positioning symbolic meaning within contemporary culture. Hence, allowing the space to be more versatile for various uses other than church service but to also include exhibitions, meetings, and social events.