The Airport of Soekarno-Hatta

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The departure building and the landscape

The Airport of Soekarno-Hatta was designed using Javanese traditional architecture. The shape of the building and the roof construction are like a pendopo, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendopo. The interior element is also using Javanese carving.

The question is "why Javanese architecture, why not from other region?" Maybe..., this is only my opinion, because Javanese people are the most population in Indonesia :P So, Indonesia can be represented by Javanese culture

So sad, I found this.... from Wikipedia. The architect of the airport is not an Indonesian. He is a French!!! Aaaarrrggghhhh, where are the Indonesian architects???

The airport was designed by Paul Andreu, a French architect who also designed Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris. One of the major characteristics of Soekarno-Hatta airport is the incorporation of the local vernacular architecture into the design, and the presence of tropical gardens in between the waiting lounges. However, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport was noted for its beautiful landscaping: the airport was awarded the 1995 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

YantiSoeparno says:
What makes me disappointed is actually Indonesian architects can do that, only sometimes the goverment do not believe that we can do it by ourselves. Aaaarrrggghhh!!!
Posted on: May 30, 2009
Vikram says:
Don't worry about the architect not being Indonesian. Same thing in India. We have over a billion people but all our airports are designed by lame Swiss architects who don't even do a good job but get lots of money!
Posted on: May 30, 2009
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The departure building and the lan…
The departure building and the la…
The departure lounge
The departure lounge
The roof construction
The roof construction
The combination of modern ad and t…
The combination of modern ad and …
The carving
The carving
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