Since the pandemic, outdoor setting has been more favoured by people. More cafes and restaurants provide outdoor seating and offline events are held in open-aired spaces more often than they used to be for health reasons. Even with the declining number of COVID cases, people seem to have been used to the idea of enjoying the outdoors. Hence Agung Sedayu Group and Salim Group decided to create a new design and furniture centre with the concept of outdoor-oriented mall called Indonesia Design District (IDD).
IDD will sit on a 10 hectares land in Pantai Indah Kapuk 2 (PIK 2), in the northern part of Jakarta. It will comprise shops that will be interconnected with spacious corridors surrounded with greenery. The tenants include those with familiar names in the interior design and furniture industry, such as BIKA Living, Stellamobili, Vivere, Melandas, Magran, Malinda Furniture Gallery, King Koil, Sleep & Co., ROCA, TOTO, MM Gallery, Box Living, Malka, Metaphor, Sub-Zero, Juno Home, Versailes, Vastu Home, and many more. Aside from design shops, there will also be a number of restaurants and trendy cafes because one would need a boost of energy to go around such a huge shopping district. “There will be a lot of canopies, landscapes, water bodies, usage of solar panels, decentralised air conditioning, water harvesting, permeable pavement and minimum usage of lighting in daylight,” says Rida Sobana, Director of DP Architects, Singapore-based company that’s responsible for the project’s design.
Angela Herliani Tanoesoedibjo as the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Republic of Indonesia stated, “The presence of Indonesia Design District as the biggest and the most comprehensive furniture and design centre in Indonesia hopefully will contribute to and support the growth of Indonesia’s furniture industry.”
Located only seven minutes away from the Soekarno Hatta International Airport once the direct toll access is built, IDD will be even more accessible by anyone from anywhere. “Because it is in a strategic location and near the airport, IDD will be a perfect choice for the import-export business as well as local business,” says Ipeng Widjojo, Agung Sedayu Group’s Director of Business Development.
“IDD will also be seamlessly connected with Erajaya Digital Complex (EDC) that will be located right next to IDD. It is the biggest and most complete digital technology, IOT, and electronic market in Indonesia,” says Soesilawati, the Project Director of IDD.
On 30 May 2022 the groundbreaking ceremony of IDD took place. The construction is targeted to finish at the end of this year and will open for public in March 2023.