Gandaria City is really a city within a city. It is a ‘mixed use’ superblock recently completed in South Jakarta, Indonesia. It is a massive 301,374-square-metre Shopping Mall, with 2 Residential Towers, a 36 story Office Tower and a 300 room - 5 star International Hotel. The Shopping Mall, known as Main Street, will house over 500 tenants and cover an impressive 300-meter long double story indoor entertainment and food street catering to today’s lifestyle. Housing trendy restaurants, bistros, lounges, cafes, dessert heavens and entertainment centres, Main Street tenants will be able to operate beyond normal shopping centre hours, which appeals to the growing young population.
The project has already received a Green Mark from Singapore for its architectural botanical concept, in addition to many green features that are expected to reduce its carbon footprint.
Gandaria City is a project by the Pakuwon Group of Indonesia. Temperzone in Singapore supplied 684 HWP (Ducted Water Cooled Packaged Air Conditioner) units for both the Office Tower and the Retail area.
The Pakuwon Group is a very large Indonesian conglomerate headed by Mr. Alex Tedja, who is one of Indonesia’s richest men. He was personally involved in every aspect of the job. Temperzone Singapore’s Avtar Gill said that “I had several meetings with Mr. Alex Tedja and his main concern was noise levels of the HWP units in the Office Tower. I took him to several jobs in Indonesia as well as some in Singapore to show him that the noise isn’t an issue. His Project Managers Mr. Lee and Mr. Vijay are most pleased with the outcome.”
In fact they were so pleased that Temperzone Singapore has picked up their next project, the ‘Kota Kasablanka’ in Jakarta with over 1000 HWP's. The first delivery was made late last year with another 3 deliveries to be made in early 2012.