Taruma City Masterplan

Jakarta, Indonesia

Client: Ciputra Group
Building Type: Mixed-use Masterplan
Site: 138 Hectare
Area: 1,119,825m2
Height: up to 120m
Project Status: Concept


The site for this mixed-use masterplan is located on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and its economic, cultural and political centre. The site, located on the western outskirts of the city is almost 2.8km long and 0.5km wide throughout, measuring 139.4 ha of predominantly ‘green field’ undeveloped land. The masterplan proposes a total of 1.12million square metres of mixed-use program consisting of:

1. University Faculty, Campus and Hospital 2. Commercial, Leisure and Entertainment (including Hotel, Art Centre and Shopping Mall) 3. Residential (mid-rise and low rise)

This relatively large site provided a great opportunity to include considerable areas of green space, and public use zones whilst still including higher density built-up areas.

The design is based around a large city park which becomes a major attraction in its own right, promoting a healthier lifestyle with a range of leisure and entertainment opportunities. Locating the Arts and Culture Centre, together with open air facilities such as a Botanical Gardens, Wildlife Sanctuary and Boating Lake within the Park further enhance its attractiveness and creates a unique high level ‘brand’ that will ties the development together.

An early source of inspiration for the design of the park and the masterplan as a whole were the colourful and geometric patterns of traditional Indonesian Batik. The pure triangular geometry is developed into flowing diamond shapes that are both organic and geometric at the same time. This is a quality we wanted to emulate with the park using the pattern to tie together the numerous activities and facets of the long linear park.

Proposed buildings range in height from lower Campus Buildings of 2 to 6 storeys to 30 storey Signature Towers of up 120m. The lower height buildings enhance the ‘Campus’ feel towards the western end of the site, whilst the taller towers create visible markers that are visible over a considerable distance, creating a visual identity for the development. 

The taller buildings are generally situated towards the centre of the development around the Park, with building heights stepping down towards the perimeter of the site to tie in with surrounding low-rise residential neighbourhoods.

Tarumanagara Masterplan



Architecture & Masterplanning: UHA London
Transport & Infrastructure: Buro Happold
Cost: WT Partnership