Australian developer unveils $690m waterfront resort in Indonesia

Sydney-based developer Crown Group plans to build a US$693m waterfront resort in Jakarta, complete with marina, beach club and dining precinct.

The 9,000 sq m development would be located on Ancol Bay in northern Jakarta, and will contain 3,000 apartments across a series of towers designed by Sydney architect Koichi Takada.

Iwan Sunito, Crown Group’s Indonesian chief executive, said his project in his home country would set a new benchmark for residential property development within the country.

He said: "The vision is to create a landmark that will be the jewel of Indonesia and a marina that the world hasn’t seen before. We will be the first to bring waterfront living to Jakarta, inspired by the world’s best – Sydney’s famous Darling Harbour and Circular Quay – through the development of vertical mixed-use residences."

Takada said the design was inspired by elements of Indonesia’s natural environment and cultural heritage. "We looked to Raja Ampat Papua, the Indonesian archipelago off the coast of West Papua, also known as the Four Kings, for inspiration, and the Green Canyon in Pangandaran Beach," he said.

The proposal will go before Indonesian government for approval later this year. If it passes, the first stage is expected to be completed in 2024 with 800 apartments, a gym, spa and infinity swimming pool.

Image: Koichi Takada’s design for the Ancol Bay site

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