The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jakarta offers 6-Star luxury in its 330 rooms, ranging from standard suites to the six-room presidential suite. Facilities include two swimming pools and a health club, a 1,500m2 ballroom, function rooms and business centre, restaurants, nightclub, and four level basement car park, covering a massive 210,000m2. The hotel occupies the lower part of the 46-storey building. The building then splits into two towers for the upper 20 storeys, which accommodate the 60 Airlangga Apartments, measuring 440m2 to 880m2 each!
Beca provided mechanical and electrical engineering services in association with local consultant PT Hantaran Prima Mandiri. We worked with international architect Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart of Atlanta to incorporate the M&E systems into the complex form of rectangular towers overlaid on a semi-circular podium and basement.
Municipal infrastructure in Indonesian cities is somewhat limited. This, along with the sheer scale of the project, meant the M&E systems were large and complex and needed to be innovative.
- an electrical system which incorporates a twenty thousand volt main distribution and an innovative 'reverse LV/MV feed' for the standby power arrangement to provide 100% backup
- a car park ventilation system which used a ductless plenum system which allowed reduced basement floor-to-floor heights and therefore a lower excavation cost
- incoming water treatment, rainwater recharge systems and wastewater treatment and water reclaim plants
- complex co-ordination issues due to the configuration of the building.
Beca's skilled and experienced judgement, innovative design solutions and clear communication with the client and team members contributed to the success of this project.
- 2008 Merit Award - Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ)