A Piece of Modern Holland
Soon the city of Batu in East Java will see the opening of a new property. Adjacent to Jatim Park recreational area, Holland Park, a resort with four condotel towers, is slated to open in the near future. It is designed by 5G Studio, an architecture consultant based in Dallas, United States of America, in collaboration with a local architecture consultant, Sonny & Sons.
STORY BY Siti Nurbaiti PHOTO BY Holland Park
True to its name, Holland Park will present the ambiance of the country famous for its windmills. But you would be wrong to imagine that this resort consists only of rows of quaint homes similar to the old houses dating from the Dutch colonial era that are still found abundantly in Batu, Malang and other Indonesian cities.
"The compound showcases contemporary Holland architecture," explains Aditya K.N, the CEO of Alam Persada, the property developer of Holland Park. Entering the Holland Park recreational area, visitors will be greeted by a futuristic looking structure, which is planned to be used as a ballroom. "We are trying to present a Dutch architecture that can represent grandeur," explains Hidajat Tjahjono, the principal architect of 5G Studio which is commissioned to design Holland Park.
It is hoped that the building's magnificence and distinctiveness will turn it into a landmark of the vicinity. The resort compound will be built on a 2 hectare land, with the main block positioned to follow the natural slant of the site. Two condotel towers will be added in the east, along with several shops equipped with an outdoor area above, ensuring they get the best view towards the city of Batu. The other two towers will be located in the west, joining the ballroom, meeting room and the restaurant, allowing them to get a vista of the mountain.
Read the entire article on Indonesia Design No. 61 / March-April 2014 / 8 New Hotels.