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Ideas contest launched for Balinese cultural centre

Bali, Indonesia
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Property developer Jimbaran Hijau has launched an international ideas competition for a new cultural centre and arts market in Bali, Indonesia

Organised by the Indonesian Institute of Architects – the competition seeks proposals for an iconic structure to occupy a 36,180m² site within the developer’s Bali International Park masterplan.

The project aims to harness the ‘noble values and wisdom’ of traditional Balinese architectural techniques to create a new centre for international tourism.

According to the brief: ‘This competition is intended to create an art and cultural centre located in Jimbaran - Bali that will accommodate museums, galleries and performing arts centre as its main function, and facilities of cultural education and training of arts, art market, art room as well as artist residences as the supporting function.

‘To that end, the design of the art and cultural centre area should be able to accommodate all activities of the regional community. Through this activity, designers are expected to contribute in finding solutions to the problems of site and the environment that will be applied in the form of design.’

Located on Bali’s South Kuta archipelago – Jimbaran is a fishing village and tourist resort popular for its large beach, calm waters and seafood restaurants known as ‘warungs’ (pictured).

Eleven years ago suicide bombers struck two warungs in the area – killing 20 people, injuring 100 others and severely impacting local tourism which has since recovered.

The 250 hectare Bali International Park development aims to deliver new housing, retirement homes, hotel accommodation, a school, theme park, health facilities and gardens surrounding the settlement.

Proposals for the new building are encouraged to harness the Balinese ‘Sanga Mandala’ concept which promotes an intuitive and holistic approach to spatial layout and site landscaping.

The planning method designates nine regions with separate spiritual values – northeast being the most sacred and southwest the most profane while the middle areas have a medium ranking.

The competition plot neighbours a recently completed retail building and marketing pavilion – dubbed the Jimbaran Hub – along with an access road, highway and nearby resorts.

Landmark buildings in the area include the new Banjar Gerenceng Hindu temple completed by local architect Anak Agung Yoko Sara ten years ago.

Participating teams must be led by a member of either the Indonesia Architecture Institute or an Arcasia body. Five finalists will be invited to present their schemes to the jury at the Hotel Grand Bali Beach on 17 December.

The winner – also set to be announced on 17 December – will take home around £4,400 while a second place prize of approximately £2,000 and third place prize worth about £1,500 will also be awarded.

The registration deadline is 5 November and submissions must be completed by 3 December.

How to apply

Visit the competition website for more information

Contact details

Jimbaran Hijau at Jalan Karangmas
Jimbaran Hub
J Loft 2D
Bali 80361

Tel: +62 81805454184 / +62 81805525125
Email: sayembaraJH@jimbaranhijau.com


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