Australian Embassy Jakarta

  • Australian Embassy Jakarta

    Australian Embassy Jakarta

Project details: 

APP seconded to Jakarta Embassy project

The new Australian Embassy in Jakarta will be Australia’s largest embassy complex anywhere in the world.  Located on a 40,000m2 site the Embassy will accommodate Australia’s permanent mission to Indonesia and provide an official residence for the Head of Mission together with accommodation and recreational facilities for Australian-based officers and their families.  The Australian Government’s commitment to construct this embassy reflects the enduring importance of the bilateral relationship that Australia has with Indonesia.

The Embassy is the largest building project that the Australian Government has directly undertaken overseas.  Recognising the need for superior project oversight and management, APP was selected to provide support to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Overseas Property Office, in the capacity of Project Director.  The role requires diligent representation of the Commonwealths interests, leading a large international and local project team, and being responsible for the successful completion of the projects construction phase.

The Embassy sets a leading example of design that is sensitive to the Indonesian environment and harnesses low resource technologies to minimise the impact on the environment. Lightly insulated facades together with sophisticated ventilation systems reduce energy use.  Site stormwater is managed through extensive landscaping, green roof technology and an underground water retention system, while water conservation is achieved through rainwater harvesting, sewerage recycling and low-flow sanitary fixtures.

The chancery buildings each separately clad in the metals of zinc, aluminium, bronze, copper and steel express Australia’s national identity. The Embassy design is in accordance with the Building Code of Australia and Indonesian Standards have been employed where they are deemed to be of a higher or more relevant standard.  Particular attention has been given to disability access and construction is in accordance with best practice methods, technologies and skills to realize the highest standards in building quality.

Project summary: 

  • Client:  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Value:  $415M
  • Services:  Project Director
  • Sectors:  Government, Civic Buildings
  • Location:  Jakarta, Indonesia