Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Denton Corker Marshall
WT Partnership is currently providing full cost management services to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the construction of the new Australian embassy in Jakarta.
Located on a four hectare site in central Jakarta the new embassy will provide office, residential and recreational accommodation for a number of Australian government departments including Foreign Affair, Federal Police, Austrade, Customs, Attorney General plus others.
The complex will include a 19,000 m2 chancery comprising office and meeting areas, a five bedroom Head of Mission residence, 32 no. four bedroom residences and extensive recreational facilities including clubroom, swimming pool, two tennis courts and multi-purpose sports court.
Services areas for staff are also included in the design incorporating medical centre, emergency accommodation units and community liaison facilities.
The exterior of the facility will be clad with varying materials; each with a different metallic surface representing Australia’s mineral wealth – zinc, copper, brass, steel, aluminium.
A key consideration in the design of the new complex is energy conservation and environmentally sustainable design. Active and passive measures will be employed to meet energy conservation targets including water harvesting and green roof technology.